|23||M||06/03/90||5’8”||145 lbs||American||Pompano Beach, FL||FGCU Eagles|
2013: The Fort Lauderdale Strikers announced Manny Gonzalez signed with the team on January 31, 2013. Gonzalez spent the entirety of the 2012 season practicing with the Strikers.
Gonzalez made his professional debut on May 11 in a 2-1 victory against Minnesota United FC. He started and played the entire match and supplied the assist for the winning goal scored by David Foley. Gonzalez started the next six matches in a row and picked up his second assist on June 1 against Carolina RailHawks. He finished the Spring season as the Strikers' assists leader.
Amateur: Gonzalez has played for the Austin Aztecs of the United Soccer League (USL) in 2009 and Schultz Academy of the USL in 2011.
College: Gonzalez played from 2008-2010 for the Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles in Fort Myers, Fla. As a freshman, he earned Atlantic Sun All-Academic honors, starting 17 games for the Eagles. Gonzalez finished his freshman season with three goals, two assists and 18 shots on goal. As a sophomore, Gonzalez scored two goals, one assist, 19 shots and 11 shots on goal in 10 games played.
High School: Gonzalez attended Northeast High School in Oakland Park, Fla. He was named to the All-Broward County team and competed in the Broward County Senior All-Star Game. In 2007, Gonzalez was invited to the Adidas ESP camp, which selects the nation’s top high school players for a week of training. He was named an Adidas ESP camp All-Star and started in the ESP All-Star game. He was also a member of the Region III and Florida state ODP team in both 2006 and 2007.