U.S. ABROAD (March 16): Luchi Gonzalez makes Libertadores Cup debut

Florida native Luchi Gonzalez, who won the 2001 Hermann Trophy after a collegiate career at SMU, made his Libertadores Cup debut on Wednesday for PeruÆs Sporting Cristal.

Gonzalez, 23, who joined Sporting Cristal from Swedish Second Division club Bodens BK, played 47 minutes for the San Jose Earthquakes in 2002. In 2003, he played 29 games and scored 6 goals for Boden.

PERU (Copa Libertadores)
Luchi Gonzalez (Sporting Cristal, D1) at Olimpia (Paraguay), 1-2. Entered as sub in 79th minute.

Gonzalez entered the game while his team was down, 2-0. The loss marks the first for Sporting Cristal, which shares the lead in Group 9 with ArgentinaÆs Rosario Central on seven points after four games

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