CURRENT CLUB: Columbus Crew (MLS)
Giancarlo González is a tall, sturdy centerback who made appearances in all 10 of the Ticos' Hex games in 2013. He made the move to the Columbus Crew in February 2014 after a stint with Vålerenga in Norway.
COSTA RICAN NATIONAL TEAM
After making his debut in October of 2010, González has logged over 30 appearances for his country. One of his best moments came in 2013 when he scored the game-winner against rivals Honduras in the Copa Centroamericana final to give his team the title.
After winning three Costa Rican league titles with Alajuelense, González made the move to Vålerenga in Norway. He stayed there for two seasons before manager Gregg Berhalter brought him into Columbus, where he has become a stalwart on the backline.