- U.S. National Team: MNT
- Position: Forward
- Date Of Birth: April 6, 1982
- Height: 5-10
- Weight: 165
- Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
- Club: Santos (Mexico)
A blazing hot goalscoring streak for Puebla in 2010 put Gomez back on the map for the U.S. National Team, ultimately leading to his participation in the 2010 FIFA World Cup where he saw time in three of four matches. His timing and nose for the goal have been matched by his perseverance throughout his career in MLS and Mexico. Gomez became the first U.S. player to lead a league in scoring outside the United States, tallying 10 goals in 14 appearances in the 2010 Torneo Bicentenario in Mexico. A seven-year veteran of MLS, Gomez scored the winning goal for the Los Angeles Galaxy in the 2005 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final.
- Made three appearances in South Africa, including a start in the 1-0 victory against Algeria while getting minutes against Slovenia and Ghana
- Scored his first goal for the U.S. in the 4-2 loss to Czech Republic in the Send-Off Series, finishing the year with a career-high six games played
- Earned his first cap for the U.S. during the 2007 Copa America, coming on as a sub against Argentina in the opening match
- Made his first start for the U.S. in the team’s third group game in Venezuela, featuring in the starting 11 against Colombia
- Moved to Pachuca after a stellar season for Puebla, becoming the first American to finish a top the goalscoring chart of a foreign league when his 10 goals tied him with two other players during the 2010 Torneo Bicentenario in Mexico
- Had a breakout season for the Galaxy in 2005, scoring 18 goals in all competitions including the game-winner in the 2005 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final
Born in Los Angeles to Mexican-American parents, he speaks fluent Spanish … Oldest of five children … His favorite book is Yo Soy El Diego, the autobiography of Diego Maradona … Lists Cobi Jones as his favorite U.S. player all-time.