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U.S. forward Herculez Gomez makes some history in Mexico

Herculez Gomez

Chris Wondolowski wanders into U.S. national team camp today as Major League Soccer’s leading scorer.

Juan Agudelo drops into Orlando off a fresh lease on MLS life, having just debuted with a win at his new address, Chivas USA.

Jozy Altidore will come in off a breakout season at AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands.

But who is coming into camp off a championship in a high-caliber league? And a historic individual accomplishment, as it turns out?

That’s Herculez Gomez, of course. His Mexican side, Santos Laguna, secured the Mexican league championship with a 2-1 win Sunday night over Monterrey.

Scott French, from ESPN Los Angeles, reckons that Gomez is the first American player to claim top-flight titles in Mexico and the United States.

Gomez was a starter at forward (alongside Landon Donovan) on the L.A. Galaxy’s 2005 MLS Cup side.

Gomez did not play in Santos’ win Sunday; he has generally come off the bench for Santos.