Emerson Hyndman made quite the impression in his first start for Rangers.
The U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder scored an 87th minute goal on Saturday, helping lead Rangers to a 2-0 win over Motherwell in his first extended run out for the Scottish club. The goal comes in Hyndman’s second overall appearance since joining the club on loan from Bournemouth on Jan. 9.
“I wouldn’t call myself a goalscorer,” Hyndman said, “but I try to get in and around the box and who knows? When you get chances you have to try and put them away and I had two today and luckily I scored one.”
Both sides were reduced to 10 men early, with Rangers going down a man within the first five minutes due to a Michael O’Halloran dismissal. Motherwell’s Scott McDonald was sent off in the 27th minute to even the odds, but Rangers failed to break through until a 72nd minute finish from former Vancouver Whitecaps forward Kenny Miller. Hyndman’s goal came 10 minutes later, sealing the win for Rangers.
Here’s a closer look at Hyndman’s finish: