Omar Gonzalez is a big, physical centerback who recently emerged as a starter for the US Men's National Team.
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Gonzalez registered his first cap with the US in 2010 but because of an injury, only made two appearances before 2013's January camp. There he emerged and a week later he started for his national team in their first game of the Hex.
Playing with the Galaxy after he was drafted third overall in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft, Gonzalez has been named the Rookie of the Year, Defender of the Year, and to three MLS Best XI's (2010, 2011, 2013). At the team level he has won two MLS Cups (2011, 2012) and two Supporters Shields (2010, 2011).