Omar Gonzalez at Pachuca

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  1. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
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  2. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
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    Philadelphia Union
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    Hope it works out for him
     
  3. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
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    Wow. I'm actually a bit surprised. Maybe I shouldn't be.
     
  4. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
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  5. ArsenalMetro

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    bungadiri Super Moderator
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  7. ShortyMac

    ShortyMac Member+

    Apr 10, 2011
    Ohio, USA
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    Los Angeles Galaxy
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    United States
    Not where I expected him to go. All the best to him.
     
  8. kickin365

    kickin365 Member

    Mar 4, 2002
    Pretty surprised by this. Financial details will be interesting to see if they surface.
     
  9. dannd23

    dannd23 Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Hopefully it was a good pay day
     
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  10. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
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    Damn. Did not see that coming. However, I really think Omar needs to be jarred out of his old comfort zone with LAG - should not be so protected in LMX. If he rises to the challenge, could be a good move for him.
     
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  11. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
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  12. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
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  13. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    San Francisco
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    Los Angeles Galaxy
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    Bad move. Wished he would have tested himself in Europe.
     
  14. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
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    Philadelphia Union
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    Does he speak Spanish? Just curious
     
  15. LaMascara

    LaMascara Member+

    Apr 11, 2013
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    Pachuca CF
    dont really know much about him but i heard he is really slow and bad on 1v1s... is it true?
     
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  16. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    NYC
    I heard he's also bad at passing! And defense! And soccer!

    He's an extremely tall guy who can nevertheless look very smooth for his size. (He's a converted youth striker.) But he's excellent on crosses, particularly defensively, reasonably cool-headed, and an adequate passer -- though not toward the top of the U.S. defender pool as a long passer. His quality has been somewhat inconsistent over the length of his pro career, but when he's dialed in he's good enough to play for a Big 5 club in my opinion.
     
  17. LaMascara

    LaMascara Member+

    Apr 11, 2013
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    Pachuca CF
    good thin he plays futbol then :D....

    can he play as a libero in a 5 man backline?
     
  18. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich Member+

    Jul 11, 2006
    Great move. You know what they say, the quickest path to US soccer is the Mexican Leagues!
     
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  19. bigt8917

    bigt8917 Member

    May 10, 2015
    Unlike everyone else, I think it's a positive move. More intense environment, more pressure should help him grow as a player. Gignac hasn't been hurt by moving to Mexico, don't see how it can hurt Omar. Especially if the money is right.
     
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  20. BTL97

    BTL97 Member

    Apr 25, 2014
    Indianapolis
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    Yeah, I saw an interview on YouTube with him speaking Spanish after a USMNT match. Not the best Spanish-speaker, but his parents are Mexican, so I'm sure he has plenty of practice.
     
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  21. USAMEX10

    USAMEX10 Member+

    Sep 24, 2010
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    Chicago Fire
    This is a good move contrary to belief. He is going to a better league even if it's not Europe. He will be challenged here and will make him into a better player.

    More competition at his position? Check

    League where his deficits will be worked (playing out of the back/technique/facing quicker players) Check

    If Pachuca make it to Copa Libeertadores/Sudamericana it'll be even higher competition
     
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  22. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    NYC
    Mmm, Libeertadores.

    [​IMG]

    ;)
     
  23. USAMEX10

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    Sep 24, 2010
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    Lol I wanna see another American play in Libertadores. Amazing atmosphere and play in that tournament. Last American that played in it was I think Torres or Castillo
     
  24. LaMascara

    LaMascara Member+

    Apr 11, 2013
    Club:
    Pachuca CF
    would be Amazing if we qualified for the Libertadores !!!!!

    last season Pachucas biggest problem whas the defense, now we have Gonzales, Medina, Murillo, and Manny Garcia wich makes me excited to see how Alonso will play.


    i think that with the inclusion of Omar, Alonso will try to play with a five man backline. so that means that his biggest competition is aquivaldo.

    this would be my startingline up if we go with 5-3-2.

    Shaggy----murillo---Aquivaldo/Gonsalez----Medina----Garcia
    ----------------------Hernandez---------------
    --------------Pizarro--------------Gutierez---------
    ----------------------------------Hirving Lozano---
    ----------------------Jara/Nahuelpan---------------
     
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  25. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    gonzalez not too long ago was the best CB in the concacaf, but he had hit a slump, so yeah he will be fine
     

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