- U.S. National Team: U.S. Men
- Position: Defender
- Date Of Birth: Oct. 11, 1988
- Height: 6-5
- Weight: 210
- Hometown: Dallas, Texas
- Club: LA Galaxy
An imposing defender who is dangerous on set pieces, Omar Gonzalez earned his first national team cap in 2010 when he started against Brazil. Now entering his third year as a professional, he is part of an emerging pool of young talent for the United States at the domestic and international level.
- Started alongside Carlos Bocanegra at centerback in the Aug. 10, 2010 match against Brazil at New Meadowlands Stadium.
- A former member of the U-17 Residency Program, he played at the 2005 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Peru
- Named to the 2010 MLS Best XI and MLS All Star Team for the first time in his career
Won the NCAA Championship in 2008 … Finished his college career with seven goals and five assists before turning pro after his junior season … Named to the NSCAA/Adidas All-American First Team and First Team All-ACC while also being named a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy … Named the College Cup Defensive MVP .... Was the 2007 ACC Defensive Player of the Year … Named to Second Team All ACC and NSCAA/Adidas All-American Third Team that season after claiming All-ACC Freshman Team and Soccer America Second Team All- Freshman honors the previous year.
Holds an American and Mexican passport … Parents are Adrian and Maria … Has three siblings: Roxanna, Adrian and Luisanna … His uncle, Lalo Rodriguez Plata, played for Monterrey in the Mexican Primera División … Favorite music is country … His favorite offseason activity is relaxing … Sometimes travels with a 42-inch television.