Cool Herc: Gomez, pictured Thursday in Princeton, is Pachuca-bound (AP Photo).
Former Galaxy striker Herculez Gomez, a Los Angeles native, has joined Mexico’s Pachuca, according to AP:
The club said on its website Friday that it had added the 28-year-old from Las Vegas, who scored 10 goals this year for Puebla to become the first American to win or share the Mexican league’s regular-season scoring title.
Javier Hernandez of Chivas, who is transferring to Manchester United, and Johan Fano of Atlante also had 10 goals apiece.
Gomez is on the United States’ 30-man preliminary World Cup roster and is with the American team at training camp in Princeton, N.J. He becomes a teammate of American midfielder Jose Torres on the CONCACAF Champions League winner.
Before joining Puebla, he was with the Galaxy, Colorado and Kansas City in Major League Soccer.
*The U. S. Women’s National Team faces Germany at 3 p.m. today on ESPN2.
*Chivas USA plays at 7:30 p.m. today against Real Salt Lake at Home Depot Center. Phil Collin has the preview from the Chivas USA perspective
*Long Beach is gearing up for beach soccer over the Memorial Day weekend.
Because I like these commercials:
And posts here you may have missed this week include:
*SoCal style UEFA Champions League final preview here.
*The Women’s Premier Soccer League season opens this weekend locally.
*The Eric Cantona movie “Looking For Eric” opened Friday in Southern California.