Found August 15, 2013 on The Daily Sports Herald:
LA Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez, the 2009 MLS Rookie of the Year and the 2011 MLS Defender of the Year, agreed to a new multi-year contract, becoming the team’s third Designated Player.  Stars Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane are the Galaxy's other two Designated Players. With his good size and quality skills, Gonzalez was sure to draw interest from overseas clubs had the Galaxy not acted to sign him. The move was significant because Gonzalez is the second American player this month, along with Seattle's Clint Dempsey, to become an MLS designated player -- perhaps the start of a new trend to bring back the top American talent. “To be the first Galaxy and U.S. defender to be named as a Designated Player is a great honor for me,” said Gonzalez. “The Galaxy are the premier club in MLS and I’m looking forward to growing as a professional in LA while working towards winning a third consecutive MLS Cup.” Since Gonzalez joined the Galaxy in 2009, the team's defense...

Omar Gonzalez signs long-term deal with LA Galaxy

Defender Omar Gonzalez has agreed to a new multiyear contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy, who have named him a designated player. The Galaxy announced the deal Thursday for the U.S. national team regular. Gonzalez joins Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane as the Galaxy's designated players, an honor reserved for MLS stars who can receive more lucrative contracts than other players...

Gonzalez signs new LA Galaxy deal

Defending MLS Cup champions Los Angeles Galaxy reached a multi-year deal to make Omar Gonzalez their third Designated Player on Thursday. Gonzalez joins Landon Donovan and club captain Robbie Keane, as the club's third Designated Player. The defender took to Twitter to express his excitment and appreciation: Thank you for the love and support. You guys make all of this so much...
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