Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Herculez Gomez joins Tijuana's U.S. contingent
by Mike Woitalla, June 5th, 2013 12:24AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  americans abroad, men's national team, mexico

MOST COMMENTED

[AMERICANS ABROAD] U.S. striker Herculez Gomez has left Santos Laguna for Tijuana Xolos, the Mexican Apertura 2012 league champion and 2013 Copa Libertadores quarterfinalist famous for its contingent of U.S. players.

The 31-year-old Gomez, who started for the USA in its last two World Cup qualifiers, will be joining his fifth Mexican club since leaving MLS for the Mexican league in 2010.

In his first season in Mexico, Gomez scored 10 goals in 15 games for Puebla, sharing the scoring title with Chivas Guadalajara’s Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez and Johan Fano. It was the first time an American won a foreign league scoring crown and led to Gomez’s appearance for the USA at the 2010 World Cup, after which he joined Pachuca.

Gomez then played for Estudiantes Tecos (7 goals in 16 games) before moving to his current club, Santos Laguna. With Santos, Gomez scored 13 league goals, nine Concacaf Champions League goals, and celebrated the Clausura 2012 title.

At Tijuana, Gomez, a Nevada product, joins Americans Edgar Castillo (New Mexico), Joe Corona (California) and Greg Garza (Texas), who helped the Xolos win the Mexican title 18 months after being promoted from the second division.

San Diego-born Bruno Piceno, 21, saw first-team action for the Xolos in league and Libertadores play last season while fellow Southern Californian Alejandro Guido (19) – a former U.S. U-17 national team player – made his first-team debut in the Mexican Cup.



2 comments
  1. David Huff
    commented on: June 5, 2013 at 3:07 p.m.
    Viva Los Mexicano-Americanos de Tijuana!! :)
  1. Alejandro Ruelas
    commented on: June 5, 2013 at 6:12 p.m.
    The real reason Hercules is leaving Santos is due to the arrival of Eduardo Herrera, the promising striker from UNAM, where he didn't get the playing time he deserved. With unusual size for a Mexican striker, speed and great finishing skills, Santos has found a new Borgetti for the future. Here's a bit more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VRZ_oesDwc Enjoy!

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Herzog names U.S. U-23 squad for England game     
U.S. U-23 national team coach Andi Herzog has named a 24-player squad for a Aug. 30-Sept. ...
No Giovani dos Santos in Mexico squad    
Just weeks after joining the LA Galaxy, Giovani dos Santos is out of the team under ...
USA and Mexico will split Rose Bowl tickets    
When the USA played Mexico in the 2011 Gold Cup final at the Rose Bowl, the ...
What They're Saying: FIFA statement    
"The growth of football and the increased participation levels in the U.S. have been tremendous and ...
RSL promotes Waibel, moves Zarkos into soccer operations    
With the exit of general manager Garth Lagerwey to Seattle at the end of the 2014 ...
Chicago Fire completes Maloney transfer    
Scottish midfielder Shaun Maloney is headed back to England, ending one of the shorter Designated Player ...
Canada calls up nine MLS players to face Belize     
Forward Cyle Larin heads a list of nine MLS players chosen by Canada head coach Benito ...
NASL Roundup: Rowdies hand the reins to Stuart Campbell    
After serving one game as Tampa Bay Rowdies interim coach in the wake of the firing ...
Spirit and FCKC headed to NWSL playoffs after 0-0 tie    
With two weekends left in the NWSL's third season, the suspense is over. Seattle Reign FC ...
What They're Saying: Klaus Allofs    
"We had to take it seriously. Finally we decided to start negotiations with City." -- VfL ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives