While Major League Soccer is still searching for their first ever CONCACAF Champions League title, a player who made his name in the American top flight has won one of his own. Former LA Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez helped Pachuca win the CCL on Wednesday night.
The United States international played 90 minutes in the 1-0 clean sheet victory in leg two against Tigres. In doing so, he’s joined Jose Torres and Ventura Alvarado as the only two Americans to win CONCACAF’s regional club championship.
This isn’t the first trophy the Maryland native has won in his career. He’s been a winner ever since college, collecting trophies in MLS, Liga MX, and the international level.
Omar Gonzalez's trophies:— Peter Galindo (@GalindoPW) April 27, 2017
With news that John Brooks is out indefinitely with a hip injury, there could be a potential hole open in the USMNT’s back line this summer. If that’s the case, Omar could be the prime candidate to get big time minutes. If his track record for Pachuca this season is any indication, the U.S. would be in solid hands.