Mar 25, 2013; Mexico City, MEXICO; United States forward Herculez Gomez at a press conference at the Radisson Paraiso hotel in advance of a World Cup qualifying match against Mexico. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Herculez Gomes, 2003 Sounders


I have to admit, that while my brain tells me that there is no way logically that it could happen,considering his odd feud with Sigi, and before Obafemi Martins joined the club, I held out secret romancing hope that Herculez Gomez might mysteriously find his way back to the Sounders.

Give me a break, that was before I saw his frightening new addition around the facial region. This isn’t mentioning the Nick-Swisher-esque fauxhawk he’s flashing a long with the growth.

I’ve been a fan of Herc since last year when he had his Eddie Johnson-like redemption tour for the US Mens National Team. His work rate and hustle, not to mention his free kicks and well struck balls are a sight to behold.

Admittedly, I am a bit disappointed by the insistent need by Klinsman to choose either EJ or  Gomez for games at the national team level. I’d be interested with how they would perform in a dual striker pairing up top.

As he is due for his second trip back to the Evergreen State dawn in enemy colors, tomorrow. I was seeking a picture of his time with the Sounders back in 2003 but was unable to find one. And they say you can find anything on the Inter-webs, huh?

Anyways, If you know where one is at I’d love to see it or re-post it up on the blog. Fansided loves their pictures. You know, so long as they’re properly cited and no law suits are involved.

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