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Gomez scores late winner vs. former club Pachuca

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American striker Herculez Gomez has developed a reputation in Mexico for stepping up late in matches and delivering vital goals. Pachuca learned this when Gomez played for 'Los Tuzos' last season, and on Friday night Gomez reminded Pachuca what it lost when it sold Gomez to Tecos earlier this summer.

Gomez delivered a 90th-minute game-winning goal to help Tecos down Pachuca, 2-1, on Friday night. The U.S. national team striker came off the bench and delivered a classy finish to complete the Tecos comeback.

Here is the goal:



What do you think of the finish? Hoping to see Gomez called in for the U.S. national team's September camp and friendlies?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. His instincts are great-definitely not the fastest or most skilled guy, but his opportunism makes him a great choice as a late sub to put a match on ice for the ‘Nats, or get a tie.

  2. Great job Herc, plus, that is one of my favorite goal celebrations in soccer, Hercules flexing his mostly non-existent muscles ….

  3. It was a tale of two subs.

    When Pachuca substituted out Jose Torres they lost some fluidity and allowed UAG more possession.When UAG brought in Gomez about a minute afetr Torres left, they had more space and frustrated Pachuca into a red card. Gomez was always looking for the through ball and beat his defender to it and got a nifty and well-deserved winning goal.

  4. Just fired up the DVR and checked out the highlight. Deft work, and obviously good timing. I’d like to see him get another call-up, for one of these upcoming friendlies.

  5. This will be a lot less praising of the guy: Dude missed several frustrating no-brainer shots in South Africa. He might have a good touch in Mexico, but he can’t replicate that success in a US jersey.

    That said, I am on board with Klinsi’s giving folks second chances. I’d be onboard with Gomez getting the chance to prove his worth once more.

  6. Man keeps scoring goals,no matter if he is starting or on the 18. His consistency through change,along with the relative lack of scoring from his counterparts,makes Gomez a smart call-up for Klinsi. He may not be the strongest or tallest or fastest or most skilled player on the pitch. No matter: if a striker can put the ball past the keeper like Gomez, he should be looked at as a possibility. Where to play him is another question, one that might become easier as Klinsi has focused on tactical flexibility, esepcially in the attacking third.


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