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Omar Gonzalez will harder to replace than you think

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The announcement of the sale of Omar Gonzalez to Mexican club Pachuca was met with general celebration by Galaxy fans. Once a fan favorite and the anchor of one of the best back lines in MLS history, the general perception of Omar Gonzalez has been that his skills had reached a plateau, and that he was beginning to regress.

While I personally agree with these sentiments, I don't think Omar Gonzalez is being given his due in the general conversation among fans in terms of what the back line is losing with his departure. While I was never a fan of Omar Gonzalez' contract and I am very much in favor of his departure, it would be foolish to think that a Galaxy center back pairing of Leonardo and Romney or Leonardo and AJ DeLaGarza, will be an upgrade.