Name: Mario GonzalezDate of Birth: NOVEMBER 5, 1979Birthplace: Guadalajara, MexicoCurrent Job Position: Pateadores SC Academy Staff / PDA CoachPosition on Field: MidfielderNumber: 7
High School Soccer: Santa Ana High School
A three year Letter Winner at Santa Ana high school, Mario Gonzalez scored 18 goals giving 12 assists for a total of 48 points as a senior. Out of his four years in high school soccer he succeed most as a junior and senior, giving him a two time all state selection and the Golden West League MVP Award. Mario was also a two time member of the "Los Angeles Times" and "Orange County register" first-team. He not only was an outstanding figure in varsity soccer, but he also earned two Letters in baseball, being a second team all league performer as a junior.Club Soccer: Corona Expressmen, Pateadores
Mario started his club soccer career with Corona Expressmen. He won a state title with them in 1995. A year later, he joined Pateadores and won his second state title with them.
Collegiate Soccer: University of Tulsa
Mario Gonzalez, as a freshman, started in 17 out of 18 games played, scoring four goals and giving five assists for 13 points. Mario was second in best assisting and was named to the MVC All-newcomer team. Following his freshman year, he started all his games, becoming second best goal scorer and assisting player on the team, (five goals and five assist). Mario was also an honorable mention in the all NVC selection. In the next season he started all 19 games and was named to Microtel Inn and Suites/ Golden Hurricane Kick-off Classic all tournament team. Mario Gonzalez Decided to red shirt his senior year. His numbers tallied up to 11 goals, 13 assists and started 53 out of 54 games played.
Coaching Career: Pateadores
Returning to coach at Pateadores, Mario has won various and numerous amounts of impressive titles. Mario Gonzalez won one of his and Pateadores' first National Championship star, with his first team, which included current Real Salt Lake player, Luis Gil. Following that team, Mario set a new coaching and winning standard for the club. Winning an impressive number of 37 titles in five years with Pateadores CM, including Vegas Cup (4 years, 3 of which were consecutively), Thanksgiving Cup, Surf Cup (3 years 2 of which were won consecutively), Dallas Cup (international competition), CSL Gold, State Cup (2 years in a row), National Cup (2 years), Far west Regionals (2 years), Far west Regional League, a US Club Soccer Nationals, and a US Youth Soccer Nationals. While doing what he does best, his team Pateadores CM was ranked number one in the nation 2 years (2011,2013). Mario also set an international milestone by taking this same team to play friendlies in England during the summer of 2010. These accomplishments placed Mario in his current position as an assistant coach in our academy system.