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Omar Gonzalez returns to US after 2-year absence

Updated: January 29, 2013, 9:02 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Defender Omar Gonzalez has returned to the U.S. national team lineup after a two-year absence.

The 6-foot-5 Los Angeles Galaxy defender started at center back in Tuesday night's exhibition game against Canada, among 11 changes U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann made from November's 2-2 tie at Russia.

He was on a backline with three players making their national team debuts: right back Tony Beltran, center back Matt Besler and left back Justin Morrow.

Kyle Beckerman was in ...

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