That’s the word from the Galaxy’s Facebook page, which posted in the wake of U.S. Soccer’s brief announcement that Omar Gonzalez had received permission to leave camp in Arizona.
“The Galaxy defender is currently out of the country having conversations about a potential off-season loan opportunity,” the Galaxy statement said. “We should have more information in the next day or two.”
Galaxy defender A.J. DeLaGarza remains with the U.S. team, which opened camp earlier this week switches to Home Depot Center for a week from Jan. 13-20, then heads back to Arizona for the Jan. 21st game against Venezuela before the team heads to Panama for a Jan. 25 encounter with that nation.
Dallas’ George John has also left camp,apparently for the same reason, while U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added Seattle Sounders midfielder Brad Evans and defender Jeff Parke to the camp roster.
Well, we now know where Gonzalez has headed on loan. And look who his central defensive partner will be at the club – and is that a precursor for the country, too?
What was that about the U.S. Men’s National Team becoming too German?
Here’s more on the Galaxy defenders’ German team, courtesy of the Galaxy:
FC Nrnberg are currently in 15th place with 18 points at the halfway point of the German Bundesliga season with a 5-9-3 record. Currently on their winter break, Nrnberg will hold a training camp next week in Turkey before returning to Bundesliga action on Saturday, January 21 when they host Hertha Berlin. That will be the first of four league games that Nrnberg has scheduled during Gonzalez’s loan, which will conclude following the club’s trip to face FC Augsburg on Sunday, February 12. In between those two games, Gonzalez is also scheduled to face Hannover 96 on the road on January 27 and host the reigning Bundesliga champions, Borussia Dortmund, on February 3.
I thought you were joking, Studs, about Omar’s injury. Apparently not!