Los Angeles Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez was added to the U.S. roster Thursday morning. (Rafael Orellana/Living Out Loud LA)
Los Angeles Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez was added to the United States roster for the knockout stages of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, as announced Thursday morning.
The 24-year-old is scheduled to play with the Galaxy on Saturday night against Vancouver Whitecaps FC at StubHub Center and will only join up with the rest of the National Team if they defeat El Salvador on Sunday afternoon and reach the tournament semifinal.
The Gold Cup semifinals will be played on Wednesday, July 24 with the Final held four days later on Sunday, July 28.
If the U.S. advance to the Gold Cup Final, Gonzalez would miss the Galaxy’s league game away to Colorado on Saturday, July 27 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
Gonzalez has made nine appearances with the U.S. National Team this year, including starting all six World Cup Qualifiers that the U.S. have played. Since making his international debut in August 2010, Gonzalez has collected 11 caps, though he has never represented the U.S. in the Gold Cup.