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Francisco Gomez
Height: 5-11.
Weight: 165.
Born: January 25, 1979.
Hometown: Watsonville, Calif.
College/Club: Kansas City Wizards (MLS).

Profile: A strong, play-making midfielder ... Made his Under-20 National Team debut in a 6-0 victory over Bolivia on June 27, 1998 ... Scored his first U-20 goal in a 3-1 victory over Jamaica on Dec. 12, 1998 in Richmond, Va. ... Was tabbed as a starter in CONCACAF U-20 qualifying, he tore his right quadricep during the team's first training session in Trinidad, an injury that prevented him from competing ... Signed a Project-40 contract with Major League Soccer and was allocated to the Kansas City Wizards ... Previously played for the California Jaguars in the A-League ... Captain of the U.S. Under-17 National Team that competed in the 1995 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Ecuador ... At age 15, he left home for a year to train at the famous Tahuichi Academy in Bolivia ... Favorite player is Argentina's Gabriel Batistuta ... Enjoys spending time with family and friends.