He began his international career with Egypt under LAFC head coach Bob Bradley and played five games in the Russia-bound Pharaohs' World Cup 2018 qualifying. He is the third signing after Mexican Carlos Vela and Argentine Rodrigo Pacheco since Bradley was hired and the first using Targeted Allocation Money.
“I loved working with all the Egyptian players, and had a great opportunity to get to know Omar during that time,” Bradley said. “He’s always been admired by teammates and fans for his all-around contributions and willingness to give everything on the field."
Gaber won three Egyptian Cups and one Egyptian Premier League title with Cairo powerhouse Zamalek and then moved to Basel in 2016. He played 12 games when FC Basel won the 2017 Swiss Super League title. His only two games on its run to the 2017 Swiss Cup title came in early round games.