Congratulations to Tomas Gomez (Webster Groves/Georgetown) who is one of five USL goalkeeper featured by the United Soccer League in a recent pre-season report.
The 2016 USL Golden Glove winner with a 0.69 goals-against average – taking the honor thanks to Rio Grande Valley FC’s Callum Irving not playing quite enough minutes – Tomas Gomez will be hoping to prove he wasn’t simply a beneficiary of the Rochester Rhinos’ outstanding defensive scheme as he enters the new season as the squad’s No. 1.
Gomez certainly has a strong pedigree. A former member of the U.S. U20 National Team program, his .780 save percentage also ranked third in the league. If he maintains that level, the Rhinos will again be among the contenders for the USL Cup, and Gomez could be in the running for the Goalkeeper of the Year award his predecessors John McCarthy (2014) and Brandon Miller (2015) both claimed during their time with the club.
Gomez played Academy soccer with AJ Cochran at SLSG Missouri. His brother Samuel won State titles with Webster Groves in 2014 and 2015, he’s also a GK.