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RAÚL GONZÁLEZ III

8 | Defender


Date of Birth: 9/23/94
Hometown: Ocean Springs, Miss.
Previous Club: Richmond Kickers (USL Championship)
Height: 5-9
Weight: 170 lbs


HOW ACQUIRED: Announced in the first group of signings on Oct. 24, 2018.

USL: Transitioned to defense from the midfield in 2020…Sat out 2019 season after suffering season-ending knee injury in preseason play...Played for Richmond Kickers prior to Memphis…Scored five goals for Richmond...Has appeared in 63 USL Championship matches since 2017.

OUTSIDE USL: Played collegiately at Memphis from 2013 to 2016…Named All-American Athletic Conference honoree twice…In 65 appearances with the Tigers, Gonzalez scored 13 goals and recorded 13 assists…Became first University of Memphis player to sign a professional contract under head coach Richard Mulrooney…Played in seven matches for the Premier Development League’s Des Moines Menace... Lettered in track, football and baseball at Ocean Springs High School in Mississippi.

INTERNATIONAL: Called up to Puerto Rico National Team for international friendlies in January...Made four appearances for el Huracán Azul in the Concacaf Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.


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