Omar Gonzalez says he wants to become a top player for the USA national team.
The LA Galaxy centre-back is currently in camp with Juergen Klinsmannâ€™s US team and is looking to be a key player in upcoming World Cup qualifiers following a brilliant end to the title-winning 2012 MLS campaign.
â€śI'd like to be a person where he thinks that I can play in these qualifiers and have a huge impact on this team,â€ť said Gonzalez.
â€śI've just got to give it my all and play like I would day in and day out and not give [Klinsmann] a reason not to put me on the field.
â€śI just have to remember to be confident, not be timid, just play the way I know how, and I think I'll be fine.â€ť
He added: â€śI'm at a point now I'm one year out of my injury, and I'm feeling good.
â€śI've just got to worry about my soccer side and get that right and work on my defending even more and get that solid. I think I'll be fine.â€ť