Herculez Gomez? Really?

Herculez Gomez? Really?

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On March 15, 2010
  • 5 Comments
  • Herculez Gomez

Herculez Gomez is back...but will it be good enough to get on the National team? (Getty Images)

Okay, you’ve scored scored six goals in his past seven matches for Mexican first division side Puebla there Herculez Gomez, now what did you do with the real Herculez Gomez?

No really, tell us!

This isn’t your normal Gomez that scored just 23 goals in Major League Soccer between 2003 and 2009. So far his six goals for Puebla have nearly matched his production from his last three years in the league with the Kansas City Wizards and Colorado Rapids.

It comes to show if you put the right player in the right system things can happen. Gomez is obviously in the right system at Puebla for him. His time with the Rapids and Wizards was down right awful, then again both of those teams over the last couple years have been painful to watch at times so its no wonder why he didn’t flourish in either system.

But is this recent outburst down south National team worthy? If there were more friendlies other than the two big World Cup tune-ups in May I’d say yes but for now sadly its almost too little too late for Gomez to get on Bob Bradley’s good side. Then again if he continues to score goals like no other in the Mexican first division between now and the time Bradley picks his roster he may be a good backup choice.

What do you think? Should Bradley give Gomez a look over say a Jeff Cunningham or a Robbie Findley? All three can go from hot to cold real quick.

  • Marco

    He is playing in a more competitive league than both Cunningham and Findley. He is under pressure playing in the Mexican 1st division and thriving so far. Cunningham and Findley don't get that same kind of pressure playing in the MLS. Soccer is the number one sport in Mexico so you can imagine the attention and pressure that he is getting in that country. I haven't been impressed at all by either Cunningham or Findley, I say give Hercules a try, I remember him being pretty good when he was with the Galaxy.

  • Marco

    One other thing to take into consideration is that so far he has only played one full 90 minute game out of a possible 10 games for a grand total of 482 minutes out of a possible 900 minutes. Imagine if he was getting a full 90 minutes in all games, his production totals could be higher. He is currently Puebla's top goal scorer. All this info is found on their official website http://www.pueblasports.com/pueblafc.php?seccio

  • Kaiser

    From his time in LA, I remember Gomez being a streaky player. When he was hot he would score goals in bunches and be all over the field, but then he would disapear for stretches, too. Not sure he should be on the team, but I think Bob needs to give him another look , and as long as Gomez keeps this up he should definitely be considered.

    But its Bob, and there is no way he will give Gomez a chance…he's not one of his boys. Actually I think he will play Bornstein up front with Altidore.

  • jay

    but of course he deserves to be with bradley hes popular and can score gools,
    it has been proven.

  • jay

    but of course he deserves to be with bradley hes popular and can score gools,
    it has been proven.