By CAITLIN MURRAY
Herculez Gomez está en fuego.
The American abroad continues his on-fire month with Puebla, scoring yet again Tuesday night, with this latest goal being key in a 2-1 win over Mérida.
Teed up on a long free kick, Gomez tracked the ball and met it in the goal area, heading it past goalkeeper Victor Patiño in the 36th minute.
With the win, Puebla sits atop their group in the Clausura, one point ahead of Mérida and five points clear of third-place Toluca.
Gomez, 32, returned to Puebla on loan this month and has scored three times in this Clausura, giving the striker a strong start to 2015. Gomez had played for Puebla back in 2010.
See video of the goal and Tuesday’s Copa MX results after the jump:
HIGHLIGHTS: PUEBLA 2, MERIDA 1
ALL TUESDAY COPA MX RESULTS
Querétaro 2 – 0 Mineros de Zacatecas
Veracruz 1 – 1 Correcaminos UAT
Toluca 3 – 1 Atlante
Atlético San Luis 0 – 0 Santos Laguna
Altamira 0 – 4 Monterrey
Guadalajara 2 – 0 Lobos BUAP
Puebla 2 – 1 Mérida