Is Omar even thinking about representing Mexico?

Discussion in 'USA Men' started by USAsoccer1, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. USAsoccer1

    USAsoccer1 Member

    Jul 15, 2011
    Sacramento
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What is the story behind this quote?

    Gonzalez, 23, recently won the MLS Defender of the Year gong in 2011, as well as anchoring the backline for a title-winning Galaxy. The 6-foot-5 defender has two caps for the U.S. national team, but could still choose to represent Mexico internationally given his dual passport.

    Based on this website:

    http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/1110...iga-side-nurnberg-on-loan-during?synpar=yahoo
     
  2. Bolivianfuego

    Bolivianfuego Your favorite Bolivian

    Apr 12, 2004
    Fairfax, Va
    Club:
    Bolivar La Paz
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    I doubt it.... Klinsi' probably has something to do with his 6 month loan.... with that said it would be a slap in teh face to Klinsi' if he switched to Mexico.
     
  3. FW__

    FW__ Member+

    Jun 23, 2006
    Chattanooga, TN
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think Omar was quoted a couple of months ago, after not getting called up by JK, that the option was still open. I think it was said out of frustration at not getting called up for the US.
     
  4. USAsoccer1

    USAsoccer1 Member

    Jul 15, 2011
    Sacramento
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That makes sense, unto he is officially capped and locked...I get a little nervous.
     
  5. pupusa3000

    pupusa3000 Member

    May 15, 2001
    East Bay Area
    I feel the same as well, but if Klinsmann was involved in the Nurnberg loan, it bodes better for him chosing US.
     
  6. dietcoKee

    dietcoKee New Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    if he stays in Germany mexico is going to call him up because there defense is horrible

    hopefully he stays loyal to the US
     
  7. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    I read that Juergen had nothing to do with the loan
     
  8. USAsoccer1

    USAsoccer1 Member

    Jul 15, 2011
    Sacramento
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    From what I understand, he does not know Spanish and we probably would lose him if he does not get called up for the qualifiers this summer. It is still a head scratch-er that he has not been called up more up to this point.
     
  9. cleansheetbsc

    cleansheetbsc Member+

    Mar 17, 2004
    Club:
    --other--
    I guessing Mexico has cooled on the idea in the meantime.
     
  10. USAsoccer1

    USAsoccer1 Member

    Jul 15, 2011
    Sacramento
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Which is very good for us!
     
  11. CenterLine

    CenterLine Member

    Jan 17, 2009
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I guess you haven't heard the news yet.
     
  12. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It was never billed as a 6 month loan, only a loan until LA started back in the Champions League .... in other words, a 6 week loan. It was always dumb as bricks for Gonzalez to leave national team camp to pursue such a ridiculously short loan. He would have gotten the same "training" opportunity in the camp, accompanied with game time (presumably). If Klinsmann backed the idea, he was an even bigger fool. Now with the unthinkable happening, it looks even more ridiculous (though it shouldn't because accidents can happen anywhere and the mistake was really about him not staying in the camp and getting his opportunity to see what he could do against his competition and NOT the injury concern). A long term move overseas would have been different (like the rumored John move), but leaving camp for a 6 week opportunity? What a cluster#^$@ that is.
     
  14. USAsoccer1

    USAsoccer1 Member

    Jul 15, 2011
    Sacramento
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No Freakin Way!
     
  15. Bolivianfuego

    Bolivianfuego Your favorite Bolivian

    Apr 12, 2004
    Fairfax, Va
    Club:
    Bolivar La Paz
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    Yikes.... if he really skipped NT training/his chance to play for the US under Klinsi' for a 6 week training stint..... :eek:
     
  16. Aduesque

    Aduesque Member

    Atlanta United
    May 11, 2010
    Georgia
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This happens a lot, it's just that Gonzo had a serious injury. Did he have any insurance for this?
     
  17. soccerusa517

    soccerusa517 Member+

    Jun 23, 2009
    Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Disagree. Not sure who thought the loan was 6 months. Going to train with a Bundesliga team is waaaay more valuable than playing in a "B" team friendly. The competition and level of play is much higher there. His only opportunity at US camp would be to start. While great that doesn't guarantee he would make the Italy game roster.

    If he didn't get injured and played or worked his way into their lineup it would have been far more beneficial than playing in a fake friendly vs Venezuela.

    I do not believe Klinnsman had much to do with this. Nuremburg were said to be interested in him back when Bob was the US manager.

    In summary this same injury could have happened in US camp, anywhere really and there was nothing wrong with him jumping at this opportunity.
     
  18. It's called FOOTBALL

    LMX Clubs
    Mexico
    May 4, 2009
    Chitown
    I think it was said out of sincerity because he actually is open to both.
     
  19. FW__

    FW__ Member+

    Jun 23, 2006
    Chattanooga, TN
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Technically, yes, but it's been reported he doesn't speak Spanish, and it doesn't seem his ties to Mexico are at the same level as some other guys. I don't think he would have said it if Klinsmann had called him in before this camp.
     
  20. soccerusa517

    soccerusa517 Member+

    Jun 23, 2009
    Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah it was a nice way of him saying "come and get me because I'm looking at my other options."
     
  21. Master O

    Master O Member+

    Jul 7, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "Is Omar even thinking about representing Mexico?"

    His ACL is going to be doing the thinking for him for a loooooong time.
     
  22. It's called FOOTBALL

    LMX Clubs
    Mexico
    May 4, 2009
    Chitown
    https://twitter.com/Omar4Gonzalez
     
  23. JasonFray23

    JasonFray23 New Member

    Jan 7, 2012
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Yup, his rehab will be a lengthy one. It's a pity that he suffered this injury. I was hoping his stint in Germany would prove to be a springboard for him to eventually move abroad and have confidence, but this scenario is the exact opposite.
     
  24. USAsoccer1

    USAsoccer1 Member

    Jul 15, 2011
    Sacramento
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Unfortunately, I agree...I keep thinking how long it took Gooch to get back into the line-up.
     
  25. USAsoccer1

    USAsoccer1 Member

    Jul 15, 2011
    Sacramento
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hey old friend, good to hear from you again...but Hola Primo doesn't mean he knows Spanish. I can say Banos, I have the worst Spanish Ever. All in all, this was big blow for our US Team. Take Care...
     

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