By FRANCO PANIZO
If Josh Gatt is looking to make the U.S. Men’s National Team’s final roster for the upcoming Gold Cup, he certainly helped his cause on Wednesday.
Gatt enjoyed a goal-scoring performance as his club, Molde FK, routed Ranheim, 6-0, in their fourth round NM Cupen match. Gatt scored the second goal of the game and his first across all competitions this season in the 17th minute when he pounced on a ball just outside of the six-yard box following a nifty dribbling run that penetrated Ranheim’s shoddy defense. The 21-year-old was subbed off after 57 minutes with the score at 5-0.
The timing of the goal could not have been much better for Gatt, who U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann included in his provisional 35-man roster for next month’s Gold Cup. Klinsmann has said previously that he is planning on bringing players who are in a rhythm to the CONCACAF tournament, and Gatt may fit that description given that the speedy winger with two international caps to his name is in season and fresh off of scoring for the first time in the current campaign.
What do you think of Gatt’s finish? Do you see him going on a tear now? Think he will make the USMNT’s final Gold Cup roster?
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