Revs sign Omar Gonzalez to two-year deal


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The New England Revolution signed free-agent defender Omar Gonzalez to a two-year contract on Wednesday.

Financial terms were not disclosed by the team for Gonzalez, who has three MLS Cup titles (2011, 2012, 2014), four MLS Best XI selections (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014) and MLS Defender of the Year (2011) honors on his resume.

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He also has made 52 international appearances with the United States men’s national team.

“Omar Gonzalez is a proven winner, with trophies in Mexico and the United States. His experience internationally brings a unique background to the Revolution,” sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena said. “We anticipate that Omar will complement our current backline and help build this unit into one of the best in MLS.”

Gonzalez, 33, recorded three goals and an assist in 27 matches (26 starts) with Toronto FC last season. He has 16 goals and 12 assists in 244 career matches with the LA Galaxy and Toronto.

Gonzalez is the second former Galaxy player from Arena’s tenure there to reunite with the coach, after midfielder Sebastian Lletget moved from Los Angeles to New England last week.

“I am really excited to join the Revolution and am grateful for the opportunity to reunite with Bruce Arena in New England. Together we enjoyed many successful years in Los Angeles and I am ready to compete for more championships alongside him and my new teammates,” Gonzalez said.

“The caliber and competitiveness of these players is what winning teams are made of. I’ve only heard amazing things about the locker room, which is a major draw for me. The Revs proved that they are a top club that wants to win. I can’t wait to get down to business and add some hardware to the club.”

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