Jonathan Gómez (soccer, born 2003)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jonathan Gómez
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Germán Gómez Mendoza[1]
Date of birth (2003-09-01) September 1, 2003 (age 20)
Place of birth North Richland Hills, Texas, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Position(s) Left-back
Team information
Current team
(on loan from Real Sociedad)
Number 24
Youth career
2016–2019 FC Dallas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2019 North Texas SC 8 (0)
2020–2021 Louisville City FC 36 (2)
2022– Real Sociedad B 42 (1)
2023–Mirandés (loan) 27 (0)
International career
2019 United States U16 6 (1)
2019 Mexico U16 1 (0)
2019 United States U17
2021 Mexico U20 2 (0)
2022–2023 United States U20 11 (1)
2022 Mexico 1 (0)
2021– United States 2 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of March 10, 2024
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of June 4, 2023

Jonathan Germán "JoGo" Gómez Mendoza (born September 1, 2003) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a left-back for Spanish club Mirandés, on loan from Real Sociedad B. Born in the United States to Mexican parents, he has one previous friendly cap for the Mexico national team but has most recently represented the United States national team with multiple friendly caps.

Youth soccer[edit]

Gómez joined the FC Dallas academy in 2016, at the age of 12.[3] He progressed through the ranks starting with the U-13 side as a left winger.[3] During his three years with the FCD academy he transitioned to playing fullback.[3] After three years with the academy Gómez signed an amateur contract with FC Dallas's reserve side North Texas SC in USL League One at the age of 15.[3] During his time with North Texas, Gómez appeared in eight league matches and tallied 2 assists as part of their title-winning campaign in the 2019 USL League One season.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Louisville City[edit]

On March 5, 2020, Louisville City FC announced that it had signed Gómez to a professional contract.[5] Gómez proceeded to appear 36 times in the USL Championship and score two goals in his bid to set a precedent within the club as a youth development player.[6] At the end of the 2021 USL Championship season, Gómez was named the 2021 USL Championship Young Player of the Year and also named to the USL Championship's All-League First Team.[7]

Real Sociedad[edit]

On September 30, 2021, Real Sociedad announced an agreement with Louisville City for the transfer of Gómez, with the player signing a contract until 2025 and being initially assigned to Real Sociedad B in Segunda División.[8] The deal took affect January 1, 2022.

On March 2, 2022, Gómez was included in Real Sociedad's La Liga matchday squad for the first time against RCD Mallorca.[9] On August 11, 2023, he joined Segunda División side Mirandés on a season-long loan deal.[10]

International career[edit]

Gómez was born and raised in the United States to Mexican parents and has been extensively pursued by the national team federations of both countries. He represented both the United States and Mexico at the U16 level, including winning the 2019 UEFA Development Tournament and 2019 Nike International Friendlies with the United States U16s and third place at the 2019 Nordic Cup with Mexico U16s.[11][12]

Gómez was a non-roster trainee with Mexico during their loss to the United States in the 2021 CONCACAF Nations League Finals.[13] Gómez was subsequently named to the United States provisional squad for the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup although he did not make the final roster as the United States won the Final over Mexico.[14] In October 2021, Gómez played in a pair of friendlies for Mexico U20s in Europe.[15]

On December 3, 2021, Gómez was called up to the United States national team for a friendly match against Bosnia and Herzegovina.[16] On December 18, Gómez made his senior international debut as an 84th-minute substitute and his shot on goal was rebounded in by Cole Bassett for the United States' 1–0 victory.[17]

On April 21, 2022, Gómez was called up to the Mexico national team for a friendly match against Guatemala on April 27, in which he was subbed on in the 82nd minute.[18] He thus became the fourth player to be capped by both the United States and Mexico senior national teams.[19] Because both matches were friendlies, Gómez was not cap-tied to either nation.

In May 2022, Gómez was named to the provisional squads of both the United States U20s and Mexico U20s for the 2022 CONCACAF U-20 Championship but could not participate for either nation due to injury.[20] After the United States U20s won the tournament to qualify for the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup and 2024 Olympics while Mexico U20s did not qualify for either, Gómez was called up in September 2022 to the United States U20s for the 2022 Revelations Cup in Mexico. Gómez played in all three of the United States U20s' friendlies including against Mexico U20s.[21]

On January 18, 2023, Gómez was called up for the second time to the United States national team for friendly matches against Serbia and Colombia and made his first senior international start against Serbia.[22]

Personal life[edit]

He is the younger brother of soccer player Johan Gomez, who formerly played for North Texas SC and FC Porto.

Career statistics[edit]


As of March 10, 2024[23]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
North Texas SC 2019 USL League One 8 0 1[a] 0 9 0
Louisville City FC 2020 USL 10 0 10 0
2021 USL 26 2 3[b] 0 29 2
Total 36 2 3 0 39 2
Real Sociedad B 2021–22 Segunda División 14 0 14 0
2022–23 Primera División RFEF 28 1 28 1
Total 42 1 42 1
Mirandés (loan) 2023–24 Segunda División 27 0 1 0 28 0
Career total 113 3 1 0 0 0 4 0 118 3
  1. ^ Appearances in USL League One Playoffs
  2. ^ Appearances in USL Championship Playoffs


As of match played January 26, 2023[24]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
United States 2021 1 0
2023 1 0
Career total 2 0


North Texas SC



  1. ^ "National team roster, 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup: USA" (PDF). CONCACAF. June 18, 2021. pp. 1–2. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  2. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina 2023™ SQUAD LIST: USA" (PDF). FIFA. May 22, 2023. p. 23. Retrieved May 29, 2023.
  3. ^ a b c d "Fifteen-Year-Old Jonathan Gomez Thrives For North Texas SC, Represents Future for FC Dallas". July 9, 2019. Archived from the original on July 16, 2021.
  4. ^ "Jonathan Gomez |". Retrieved July 31, 2020.
  5. ^ LouCity (March 5, 2020). "LouCity signs youth international Jonathan Gomez". LouCity. Archived from the original on October 9, 2021. Retrieved July 31, 2020.
  6. ^ Communications, LouCity (July 12, 2020). "LouCity opens Lynn Family Stadium with a bang, but Riverhounds rally". LouCity. Retrieved August 17, 2020.
  7. ^ "Louisville's Jonathan Gomez Voted Championship's Young Player of the Year". USL Championship. November 30, 2021. Retrieved September 25, 2022.
  8. ^ "Agreement for his transfer to Sanse". Real Sociedad. September 30, 2021. Retrieved September 30, 2021.
  9. ^ "Jonathan Gómez incluido en convocatoria de la Real Sociedad para el partido ante Mallorca". ESPN. March 1, 2021. Retrieved September 25, 2022.
  10. ^ "Jonathan Gómez, nuevo lateral izquierdo jabato" (in Spanish). CD Mirandés. August 11, 2023. Retrieved August 11, 2023.
  11. ^ "Jonathan Gomez Biography". The Gomez Way. August 4, 2019.
  12. ^ "U16 BNT wins 2019 Nike Friendlies". TopDrawerSoccer. November 19, 2019.
  13. ^ "Jonathan Gomez shares what it's like to 'spar' with the Mexico national team". Getting CONCACAFed. June 18, 2021.
  14. ^ "LouCity's Gomez named US national team's preliminary roster for Concacaf Gold Cup". WDRB. June 18, 2021.
  15. ^ "Mexico U20s announce friendly games and call up list". SB Nation. October 5, 2021.
  17. ^ "United States beats 10-man Bosnia and Herzegovina in LA friendly". ESPN. December 18, 2021.
  18. ^ Hernandez, Cesar (April 21, 2022). "Mexico call up dual nationals Jonathan Gomez, David Ochoa for Guatemala friendly".
  19. ^ "USA-Mexico: Senior dual internationals". April 27, 2022.
  20. ^ "Jonathan Gomez Is In United States And Mexico Preliminary Rosters For U-20 World Cup Qualifiers". May 31, 2022.
  23. ^ Jonathan Gómez at Soccerway. Retrieved May 18, 2019.
  24. ^ "Jonathan Gómez". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved March 27, 2023.
  25. ^ Krysinsky, John (November 23, 2021). "Riverhounds SC veteran midfielder Kenardo Forbes named to All-USL Second Team". Pittsburg, PA: Pittsburg Riverhounds. Archived from the original on November 24, 2021. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  26. ^ Crawford, Eric (November 30, 2021). "LouCity FC's Gomez named USL young player of the year, awaits USMNT call-up". Louisville, KY: WDRB. Archived from the original on December 1, 2021. Retrieved December 1, 2021.

External links[edit]