Two LA Galaxy defenders have been included in the US national team roster to begin training for this year’s long battle to qualify for the World Cup next year in Brazil. The two Galaxy players are Omar Gonzalez and A.J. DeLaGarza.
The Galaxy web page reported on Sunday morning that the two defenders will begin camp on Monday at the Home Depot Center with 23 other American players. The training will continue until January 27 to get ready for a friendly against Canada on January 29.
DeLaGarza had played for the US national team back in January of last year. He played for two games in which he did all 90 minutes. Both games that DeLaGarza participated with the US were won with a score 1-0 for each game. The opponents were Venezuela and Panama.
Omar Gonzales was the MVP of the last MLS Finals between the LA Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo, which the Galaxy won 3-1.
Gonzales has two caps as an international player with the US squad. The defender played against Brazil, his debut, back in August of 2010. His second game was against Chile in January of 2011. Gonzales has also been a two-time MLS All-Star and received the MLS Defender of the Year award in 2011.