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Gomez "choked up" after making team

Updated: May 27, 2010, 6:40 AM ET
By Wayne Drehs

BRISTOL, Conn. -- DaMarcus Beasley got a text message. Jozy Altidore and Maurice Edu a handshake. And then there was Herculez Gomez, who had no idea he had made the final 23-man roster for the World Cup until he walked into the ballroom of a downtown Hartford hotel, saw 22 other guys and heard the congratulations from manager Bob Bradley himself.

"I got a little choked up," Gomez said. "But I didn't want to be the one to cry in front of the guys."

After returning to the hotel ...

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