Sunday, April 18, 2010
Gomez tosses his sombrero into the U.S. striker race
U.S. captain Landon Donovan appears to be a fortune teller in addition to his many other talents as just the other day, he suggested that Galaxy teammate Edson Buddle and Puebla striker Heruclez Gomez deserve an invite to the U.S. training camp.
Los Angeles and Buddle are both off to a hot start: the team is 4-0-0 and Buddle leads MLS with a whopping seven goals.
It looks like Gomez has got some game too (despite going scoreless last season in Kansas City) as he scored two goals today in Puebla's 4-1 Mexican league win over Cruz Azul. The Las Vegas native is now tied for the scoring lead with 10 goals.
I'm just going off of what I read but it sounds like Gomez had a nice little afternoon: a goal in the third minute, another goal in the 37th minute off a header and he was red-carded near the end of the match.
Gomez has the chance of being the first American to lead the Mexican league in scoring. Just for that reason alone, he needs to be at the U.S. training camp in a few weeks.