Omar Gonzalez needs to stay in shape with World Cup qualifiers looming, and the Pachuca centerback has found a temporary training spot in a familiar place.
The LA Galaxy revealed that Gonzalez is training with the club ahead of an expected call-up to the U.S. Men’s National Team for World Cup qualifying. The U.S. is set to take on Trinidad & Tobago on June 8 before heading to Mexico to play in the Azteca three days later.
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Gonzalez recently helped Pachuca claim the CONCACAF Champions League crown, but the club failed to replicate the success in league play. Pachuca missed the Liga MX playoffs, missing out on goal differential.
The defender, who played for the Galaxy for seven seasons and won three MLS Cups with the team, has a longstanding relationship with current USMNT boss Bruce Arena and was a part of the USMNT squad for the last set of qualifiers.