Louisville City signs 16-year-old Jonathan 'Jogo' Gomez

Texas native Jonathan Gomez, an FC Dallas Academy player since 2016 who has been called up by both U.S. and Mexican youth national teams, has signed with the USL Championship's Louisville City.

The 16-year-old left back, who started for North Texas SC, FC Dallas' second team, in its 2019 USL League One final win, recently trained at German clubs Werder Bremen, Freiburg and Hoffenheim.

He was first called up by the U.S. youth national team at age 12 and has had four U-16 and one U-17 call-ups for the USA. He joined Mexico's U-16s for the Nordic Cup in Denmark in August 2019.

“We are excited about adding a player of Jonathan’s ability to our roster,” said John Hackworth, Louisville City's head coach and Sporting Director. “He is truly one of the top young players in America. We look forward to working with him to develop his overall abilities as he matures. Jonathan has the skill set and mentality to play at the highest levels in our sport.”

Gomez helped the U.S. U-16s win the 2019 Nike International Friendlies last November, scoring in a 3-3 tie with the Netherlands.

Louisville City won its second straight USL Championship title in 2018 after Hackworth arrived from head coaching the U.S. U-17s and finished runner-up in 2019. Gomez's older brother, Johan Gomez, left the FC Dallas program last summer at age 18 to enter Porto's youth system.

1 comment about "Louisville City signs 16-year-old Jonathan 'Jogo' Gomez".
  1. beautiful game, March 9, 2020 at 7 p.m.

    What expectations does a 16-yoa player have by signing with USL club?

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