Date of Birth: 9/23/94
Hometown: Ocean Springs, Miss.
Previous Club/Team: Richmond Kickers (USL)
Weight: 170 lbs
Acquired: Signed (10/24/18)
Midfielder Raul Gonzalez was among the first signees of Memphis 901 FC. Announced in the first group of signings on Oct. 24, 2018, Gonzalez was rostered with the club throughout the 2019 season.
Gonzalez made 47 starts for Richmond in USL Championship play across the 2017 and 2018 seasons. He scored five goals out of the midfield for Richmond with his first professional goal on May 21, 2017.
A four-year member of the soccer program at Memphis (2013-16), Gonzalez was named an All-American Athletic Conference honoree twice. In 65 appearances with the Tigers, Gonzalez scored 13 goals and matched that with 13 assists. Gonzalez became the first Memphis player to sign a professional contract under head coach Richard Mulrooney.
Between his junior and senior years of college, Gonzalez played in seven matches for the Premier Development League’s Des Moines Menace. In High School, Gonzalez also lettered in track, football and baseball at Ocean Springs High School in Mississippi.