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Latest Herculez Gomez Items
Jozy Altidore was dropped Monday from the U.S. roster for a pair of critical World Cup qualifiers after disappointing U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann in games and practice over the last year.
Spurred on by a roaring crowd decked out in red, white and blue, the United States used all of that emotion as fuel to pull off a significant World Cup qualifying victory.
The United States is off to a successful, though far from perfect start in qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.
When Herculez Gomez trotted onto the FedEx Field pitch Wednesday night for his first U.S. national team start in nearly two years, the journeyman striker looked at the Brazilian who would be marking him and saw AC Milan's Thiago Silva, one of the world's finest center backs.
For all the growth the U.S. national team has experienced under Jurgen Klinsmann in recent months, piecing together a five-game winning streak while at times brandishing an attractive, free-flowing style of play, it's still a work in progress. And a world power such as Brazil is not kind to unfinished products.
Gunfire crackled during the game, with players and referees running for cover.
American forward Herculez Gomez scored in his second straight game for Estudiantes Tecos, a 2-1 loss to Pumas UNAM in Mexico's Apertura.