CARSON, Calif. – Omar Gonzalez will join up with the U.S. National Team on Sunday following the LA Galaxy’s match against Vancouver Whitecaps FC a day earlier and when he does,he’ll not only be reunited with his international teammates, but also his Galaxy teammate Landon Donovan.
Donovan has excelled with the U.S. during the Gold Cup as he’s tallied two goals and three assists during the tournament.
Gonzalez has played with Donovan in a U.S. shirt once before in an August 2010 friendly against Brazil, which was the 24-year-old center back’s debut appearance for the national team. As he looks ahead to joining up with the national team this weekend, the center back admits that he’s been anxious to partner up with Donovan with the U.S. for some time.
“Seeing Landon out there scoring goals and getting man of the match, it seems that he’s getting back to his old ways which is great to see,” said Gonzalez. “I'm looking forward to stepping on the field with him as a teammate with the national team and that’s something that I've been looking forward to for a long time. We've been teammates here with the Galaxy for my whole career and I think that’ll be an exciting moment when we're together for the national team.”