From my colleague and friend of the blog, Pete Grathoff:
Herculez Gomez, who played with the Wizards in 2008-09, was chosen on Wednesday for the United States' final 23-man roster for next month's World Cup in South Africa. I spoke with him today for a story that will run in the near future. My last question was if he wanted to say anything to the fans here and his response was immediate: "They are some of the ones who showed the most support on my Facebook and Twitter pages and I really appreciate it," Gomez said. "I enjoyed my time in Kansas City. It was unfortunate that it had to come to an end, but I think everything happens for a reason. I'll always remember Kansas City."