Santos Laguna’s Gomez on Klinsmann’s USA radar

USA national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann admits that Herculez Gomez is a part of his plans going forward.

USA national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann admits that Herculez Gomez is a part of his plans going forward.

The 29-year old Santos Laguna striker has been in top form for the Mexican club lately, netting a domestic brace against Puebla on the weekend following his Champions League goals against Seattle Sounders last week, to make it five in his last four games.

Klinsmann admits Gomez is on his radar although he has made no guarantees about the former Colorado Rapids and Sporting Kansas City man being a regular.

“We have a big roster,” Klinsmann told MLSsoccer.com. “We have obviously 20 to 25 right now that we feel very comfortable with.

“But there is a more extended roster filled with the January camp players, a lot of them. And Herculez is part of that.

“We still have to figure out at the end of the day what’s the internal ranking for us. When we go into May-June this summer, we have 20 to 22 slots and we have to make the best out of it.

“And you have guys where you say ‘I wish I could invite him because he should be here as well,’ but there’s an established ranking like with every national team program and they are there for a reason. But it doesn’t mean that you kind of downsize somebody else. It’s because the spot is taken.”

 
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