Atlas (Primera Division)
#30 | Defender
October 11, 1988 (Age: 29)
6' 5", 205 lbs (1.96 m, 93 kg)
After completing his college career at the University of Maryland, Gonzalez was selected third overall by the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2009 MLS SuperDraft. He would immediately be put in the starting lineup and scored his first goal for the team in April 2009 against the Colorado Rapids.
In January 2012, Gonzalez was loaned to 1. FC Nürnberg of the Bundesliga until mid-February. During his first training session with his new club, Gonzalez suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament to his left knee after a collision with national teammate Timothy Chandler. He immediately headed back to the U.S. to undergo surgery.
In August 2013, Gonzalez became Galaxy's third Designated Player after signing a new multi-year contract, rumored to be an annual average of more than $1.5 million. Gonzalez is the first pure center back to ever earn a Designated Player contract in Major League Soccer.