The former Middlesbrough and West Ham United defender has been left out of the Columbus Crew SC line-up for the past nine games and is now the club's fourth-choice centre-back.
The Columbus Crew SC centre-back was none too pleased about starting just one of the MLS club's past three matches.
After a promising season debut, Columbus Crew SC teammate Michael Parkhurst believes Emanuel Pogatez is set to give MLS strikers a real headache in 2015.
Former Premier League star Emanuel Pogatetz is aiming to become a core contributor during his first full MLS season with the Columbus Crew.
Thierry Henry's New York Red Bulls were thwarted in their comeback attempts in Sunday's 3-1 home defeat to the Columbus Crew by the introduction of ex-Premier League stalwart Emanuel Pogatetz.
Ex-Middlesbrough captain and West Ham United loanee Emanuel Pogatetz has joined the Columbus Crew to replace departed World Cup star Giancarlo Gonzalez.