CLINT WADDELL - Thursday, January 5, 2012
US defender Omar Gonzalez will be going to FC Nürnberg in the German Bundesliga on loan until the start of the MLS season.

This news comes just one day after it was announced that the national team player would be leaving Jürgen Klinsmann's national team training camp.

The defender from the defending MLS champions, the Los Angeles Galaxy, joined the club today at their training camp in Belek, Turkey.

"We are excited to have Omar with us at training camp," said Martin Bader, the Sport Executive and Spokesperson at FC Nürnberg, in a statement on the club's website. "We were planning on signing him this summer, but we were offered the chance to secure his services until at least the middle of February."

"After Philipp Wollscheid's transfer, we needed to consider a way to strengthen our central defense for the coming season. And Omar is an interesting candidate - a young, talented player who could represent FC Nürnberg well."

Gonzalez will join fellow American Timothy Chandler in the Nürnberg back line.
Thursday January 5, 2012 10:57 pm
Those of you making fun of Zimmerman clearly have no idea what you're talking about. Zimmerman is bashing the German-born players (Gonzales is American born, speaks English, and has always intended on playing for the Stars & Stripes). These Germans, on the other hand, hardly speak English, have never resided here, and only recently have come into the picture only after they'd realized that they had no shot with Deutchsland Cheers

Thursday January 5, 2012 9:30 pm
Awesome news! Hope he makes it permanent.
Thursday January 5, 2012 9:27 pm
Omar is injured in first couple minutes of training. It's unclear how bad it is but it doesn't look good at least in the short term. Talk about unlucky; leave US camp for this....wow.
Thursday January 5, 2012 3:38 pm
Very smart move by Omar. Zimmerman will cal him a fake Mexican masquerading as a German American.
Mark WNY
Thursday January 5, 2012 1:08 pm
Way to go Omar. Hope you stay there.

Where are the hatters of the German League? I wonder if Zimmerman is going to call Omar a fake American.

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