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Geoff Cameron

Omar Gonzalez leaves Galaxy for Pachuca

Omar Gonzalez leaves Galaxy for Pachuca

Defender Omar Gonzalez has been transferred from the Galaxy to Mexico's Pachuca of Liga MX for an undisclosed fee.

The 6-foot-5 center back was viewed as a possible future star for the U.S. national team when he made his international debut in 2009, but his career has stalled since January 2012, when he tore his left anterior cruciate ligament in a collision with fellow American Timmy Chandler. The injury occurred during Gonzalez's first training session with Germany's Nuremberg, where he had been loaned.

Gonzalez reinjured the knee in May 2014 and recovered to start the Americans' last group-stage match and round-of-16 loss to Belgium at...