Omar Gonzalez is back in the game for the United States…
The 24-year-old Mexican American soccer star has been added to the roster for the United States’ CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals match.
Gonzalez, who currently plays for Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy as a defender, had previously started in the U.S.’ World Cup qualifier match against Honduras in February.
On March 26, 2013, he was given the start at central defense in the United States’ 0-0 draw in a World Cup qualifier against Mexico. According to ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle, Gonzalez “was the man of the match by a clear margin”
The U.S. will play El Salvador in Baltimore on Sunday.
The knockout rounds begin in Atlanta on Saturday, with Panama taking on Cuba, and Mexico facing Trinidad and Tobago. Honduras and Costa Rica also play Sunday in Baltimore.