CONCACAF Champions League Preview: Gomez mouths off ahead of Galaxy, Tijuana clash

American striker Herculez Gomez has lashed out at former club Los Angeles Galaxy before they face his new employers Tijuana […]
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

'Happy Coincidence' led to Xolos' Mexican-American identity

It was about five years ago that an acquaintance of Joe Corona found out about open tryouts for a professional soccer team just across the border from San Diego. Corona, only 18 at the time, had just completed his first collegiate season for the San Diego State Aztecs. Despite being a true freshman and getting a little over 500 minutes of playing time, the Los Angeles-born Corona...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Wondolowski Strengthens Case for World Cup Inclusion

Herculez Gomez and Terrence Boyd, it’s your move now. Chris Wondolowski just made his. Wondolowski scored both goals in the U.S. men’s national team’s 2-0 victory over South Korea on Saturday. In doing, so the 31-year-old striker strengthened his case for a spot on the Americans’ squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Wondolowski headed home a rebound in the fourth minute to...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

US lineup shifts for Gold Cup quarterfinal

U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann made several changes to his lineup for Sunday's Gold Cup quarterfinal matchup against El Salvador. Nick Rimando was back in goal in place of Sean Johnson, who started the final game in group play against Costa Rica. In addition, Jack McInerney, Corey Ashe, Herculez Gomez and Oguchi Onyewu were dropped from the squad. Matt Besler Omar...
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July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

US tweaks Gold Cup roster ahead of knockout

United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has adjusted his roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals. Defenders Omar Gonzalez and Matt Besler and forwards Alan Gordon and Eddie Johnson have been added to the team. Oguchi Onyewu, Herculez Gomez, Jack McInerney and Corey Ashe were removed from the roster. The U.S. will play El Salvador in Baltimore on Sunday. CONCACAF did not announce...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Kyle Beckerman makes US roster

Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman has been added to the U.S. roster for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Honduras at Sandy, Utah. Jermaine Jones missed this week's 2-0 win over Panama after sustaining a concussion June 7 at Panama. He was replaced in his defensive midfield role by Fabian Johnson, who likely will be shifted to left back in place of DaMarcus Beasley...
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June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Santos Laguna confirm Gomez transfer

United States striker Herculez Gomez will join Mexican side Club Tijuana , Santos Laguna announced on their Twitter account late Tuesday night. The former Major League Soccer standout spent a year and half with the Torreón club, scoring 13 times in 45 league appearances and nine in CONCACAF Champions League matches. Gomez helped Santos capture the 2012 Clausura title and reach...
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Monterrey in position of historic crown

Monterrey maintain its firm grip on the CONCACAF Champions League throne by producing the type of first-leg performance expected from a two-time defending champion playing in yet another final. The holders did not cower when presented with a difficult trek to Estadio Corona. They did not shrink when Cesar Delgado reduced them to 10 men with a wild challenge after 66 minutes. They...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

LA eliminated from CONCACAF Champions League after 1-0 loss to Monterrey

The LA Galaxy gave a good account of themselves on Wednesday night in the hostile environs of Estadio Tecnólogico, but it wasn’t enough. Thanks to a late Aldo di Nigris strike, Monterrey topped LA 1-0 in the second leg of their semifinals eries and eliminated them from the CONCACAF Champions League by a 3-1 aggregate score line. The Galaxy looked strong defensively and confident...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Concacaf CL Semis – Seattle Sounders FC 0 vs. Santos Laguna 1

Seattle 0-1 Monterrey Herculez Gomez scored the lone goal as Seattle Sounders FC fell to Santos Laguna, 1-0, in the first leg of the 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League. The two-game, aggregate-goal series will conclude next Tuesday, April 9 in Torreon, Mexico.   In the 54th minute, Carlos Quintero’s shot from the top of the box was stopped by a diving Marcus Hahnemann, but Gomez...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Santos Laguna wins 1st leg of CONCACAF semis

Herculez Gomez scored off of a rebound in the 54th minute, lifting Santos Laguna past the Seattle Sounders 1-0 in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals on Tuesday night. Santos Laguna, which reached the finals last year before losing to Mexican rival Monterrey, will host the second leg next Tuesday. In the moments leading up to the goal, Santos Laguna denied...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Santos beats Houston 3-0 to reach CONCACAF semis

Santos capitalized on an own goal by Houston's Tally Hall and a strike by Herculez Gomez to take a 3-0 victory over the Dynamo on Wednesday and advance to the semifinals of the CONCACAF Champions League for the second straight year. Santos, which lost the first leg to Houston 1-0, advances with a 3-1 aggregate and will next face the Seattle Sounders. It was the Dynamo's...
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Santos Laguna 3, Houston Dynamo 0 – Champions League Quarters

Santos Laguna scored two first half goals on its way to a 3-0 win over the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday night in the second leg of their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal series at Estadio Corona. Santos Laguna’s three-goal victory secured a 3-1 aggregate series win for the Mexican club and a trip to the Champions League semifinals. The Dynamo are eliminated from the competition...
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Santos beats Houston 3-0 in CONCACAF match

Santos capitalized on an own goal by the Houston Dynamo and a score by Herculez Gomez in the first half, going on to a 3-0 victory Wednesday and advancing into the semifinals of the CONCACAF Champions League for the second straight year. Santos, which lost the first match to Houston 1-0, advances on a 3-1 aggregate score and will face the Seattle Sounders in the next round. The...
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Millar time as Atlas defeats Toluca

Rodrigo Millar scored a late winner as Atlas edged Toluca 1-0 on Sunday to increase the pressure on Tigres at the top of Mexico's first division after 10 rounds of the Clausura season. Millar struck with a fierce right-foot shot in the 81st to give Atlas the points in a tight game. Undefeated Tigres had a 2-1 win over San Luis on Saturday and remain one point ahead of Atlas...
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March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigres go four points clear at top

Tigres went four points clear at the top of the Mexican Clausura standings with a 2-1 win at 10-man San Luis. Lucas Lobos gave Tigres Monterrey the lead after 11 minutes only for Yasser Corona to equalise 13 minutes later. Luis Garcia scored what turned out to be the winner just before the hour and things got worse for San Luis when Alan Zamora was sent off with 18 minutes to go...
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March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Santos beats Toronto 1-0 to advance in CONCACAF

American striker Herculez Gomez scored in the 73rd minute and Torreon Santos beat Toronto FC 1-0 on Wednesday to advance to the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals. Santos was 4-0 in the group stage to reach the quarterfinals for the third time in a row. Toronto was second in the three-team group at 2-2. El Salvador's Aguila was 0-4. Next March, Santos will face an undetermined...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Graham Zusi continues rise with USMNT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. The book says Graham Zusi is a "late-bloomer," whatever that means. To paraphrase the great Dorothy Parker, the book should not be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force. "I guess you could say it was a quick ascent," the Sporting KC midfielder said after helping the United States men's national soccer team score a 3...
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Mixed lineup for US vs Antigua

The United States is using a lineup mixed with veterans such as goalkeeper Tim Howard and defender Carlos Bocanegra and less-experienced players in its World Cup qualifying match against Antigua and Barbuda. Injuries and poor form caused coach Jurgen Klinsmann to switch away from some of his usual players for Friday night's match. Geoff Cameron starts at center back as Bocanegra...
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October 12, 2012  |  Discuss

US knows it needs wins in World Cup qualifying

With the World Cup qualifying standings a mess, the U.S. national team has found a way to simplify things: win and win. There are other ways the U.S. could reach the final round of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but the Americans are fixating now on the route that sounds easiest but will be the most difficult. If the Americans win their next two games, starting with...
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October 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Gomez goal rescues USA from World Cup Qualification disaster against Jamaica

USA 1 Jamaica 0 – 2014 World Cup Qualifying Group A A goal from Herculez Gomez was enough to save USA from embarrassment as they scraped a 1-0 victory over Jamaica to remain on course for World Cup qualification. A shock 2-1 defeat by the same opposition last week had put the pressure on Jurgen Klinsmann’s side to gain a victory in the return meeting. They are now tied on seven...
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September 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Herculez Gomez, USMNT Beat Jamaica in World Cup Qualifier

(Note: I promise you I’m not a fair-weather fan. I didn’t write about the USMNT losing in Jamaica because I was busy with a brand new addition to my family last week. I don’t only write about wins.) The United States Men’s National soccer team fed off of an energetic Columbus crowd last night to help keep their World Cup dreams alive. After losing in Kingston Jamaica on Friday...
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September 12, 2012  |  Discuss

U.S. men soccer gets revenge on Jamaica

The United States men's soccer team moved back into a tie for the lead in their World Cup qualifying group by beating the Reggae Boyz 1-0 Tuesday in Ohio. Herculez Gomez scored in the 55th minute on a free kick after Clint Dempsey was fouled by Rodolph Austin.  "It was important for us to regroup after what happened in Jamaica," Gomez said via ESPN. "We knew it...
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September 11, 2012  |  Discuss

U.S. men soccer gets revenge on Jamaica

The United States men's soccer team moved back into a tie for the lead in their World Cup qualifying group by beating the Reggae Boyz 1-0 Tuesday in Ohio. Herculez Gomez scored in the 55th minute on a free kick after Clint Dempsey was fouled by Rodolph Austin. "It was important for us to regroup after what happened in Jamaica," Gomez said via ESPN. "We knew...
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September 11, 2012  |  Discuss

US beats Jamaica 1-0 in WCup qualifying

Herculez Gomez curled a free kick in the 55th minute for the lone goal as the United States beat Jamaica 1-0 in World Cup qualifying Tuesday. After hitting the frame three times in a dominant first, the United States went ahead after Clint Dempsey was fouled by Rodolph Austin. Gomez's drive from 28 yards went over the defensive wall and to the left of a diving Dwayne Miller...
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September 11, 2012  |  Discuss
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