Seattle Sounders sign former USMNT forward Herculez Gomez

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TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Sounders have signed former U.S. national team forward Herculez Gomez, looking to jumpstart the club after losing the first three matches to start the MLS season.

The 33-year-old had been training with Seattle and the Sounders decided to add another veteran to their roster.

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Gomez has appeared in 24 games and scored six goals for the U.S. between 2007-13 but hasn’t made an appearance for the Americans since the 2013 Gold Cup. On the club level, Gomez spent parts of six seasons playing for a variety of clubs in Liga MX in Mexico, with his most productive stint coming in two seasons at Santos Laguna, where he appeared in 45 matches and scored 13 goals.

Gomez appeared in seven games last season for Toronto and had previously played for Los Angeles, Colorado and Kansas City in MLS.