The chances of seeing Herculez Gomez in a Chivas de Guadalajara jersey in the near future appear less and less likely after the club issued a series of tweets that seemed to contradict statements made by the team’s very owner.
The Liga MX club reiterated its policy of contracting only Mexican players who wish to play for the Mexican national team on Wednesday, sending out their rule on their official twitter. The tweets come only days after multiple outlets were reporting that Herculez Gomez, a Mexican-American who plays for Santos Laguna and the U.S. Men’s National Team, was a potential target of the club.
Making matters even more interesting is that earlier in the day, Chivas owner Jorge Vergara told Mexican outlet Cancha that players like Gomez could play for the club despite being born elsewhere or suiting up for another national team, a direct contradiction of Chivas’ rule. Vergara said they could play for Chivas so long as they were Mexican. Statements soon contradicted by the club’s statements on Twitter.
The club’s tweet and twitter account have since been made unavailable.
What do you think of Chivas’ policy to only play Mexicans interested in playing for the Mexican national team? Would you like to see Gomez play for them? Think he is better off staying with Santos Laguna?
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