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Americans Abroad Tuesday Rewind: Lynden Gooch, Omar Gonzalez and more

Lynden Gooch got a chance to shine in League Cup action on Tuesday, and he took that chance in a big way.

Gooch scored one goal while assisting another, leading the way in Sunderland’s 2-1 League Cup win over Carlisle United. The American midfielder provided the assist on Donald Love’s opener after cutting his way through the box in the 25th minute before his 80th minute shot from range proved a late game-winner for the Championship side.

Omar Gonzalez made no such impact on the field, but Tuesday’s action was a big breakthrough for the U.S. Men’s National Team defender. Gonzalez returned to the Pachuca bench after missing time due to injury, alleviating some concerns ahead of World Cup qualifying.

Emerson Hyndman also dressed for the first time this season as he was named to the bench for Bournemouth’s win over Birmingham City.

Here’s a closer look at Tuesday’s Americans Abroad:



Emerson Hyndman dressed but did not play in Bournemouth’s 2-1 win over Birmingham City on Tuesday.

Lynden Gooch provided A GOAL and AN ASSIST in Sunderland’s 2-1 win over Carlisle United on Tuesday.

Tim Ream and Luca de la Torre did not dress in Fulham’s 1-0 loss to Bristol Rovers on Tuesday.

Duane Holmes started and played 90 minutes in Scunthorpe United’s 3-0 loss to Middlesbrough on Tuesday.

Gboly Ariyibi started and played 67 minutes in MK Dons’ 4-1 loss to Swansea City on Tuesday.



Omar Gonzalez dressed but did not play in Pachuca’s 4-1 win over Veracruz on Tuesday.

Joe Corona entered as a 67th minute substitute in Club Tijuana’s 3-1 win over Queretaro on Tuesday.

Alejandro Guido dressed but did not play of Club Tijuana.

Ventura Alvarado did not dress for Club Tijuana.

Jonathan Bornstein started and played 77 minutes for Queretaro.


  1. I’ve always thought that Gooch could be one of the missing pieces for the US. IMO he’s as talented as Arriola in the Attack, but provides better defensive coverage and crossing ability. If he can start getting consistent minutes and stay healthy would love to see him in the mix for the WC 23. Gooch & Saief would be nice options to bring off the bench.
    If we get 6 pts from the Sept. WCQ….than I see no reason not to use the Oct. WCQ’s to try some of the young European Fringe players….Gooch, Saief, Hyndmann, etc… if they are healthy and getting minutes at their clubs.

    • Assuming we qualify there are November friendly dates for that. Even with six points we would likely not be able to risk losing both October matches.

    • He just gave Kenny Saief, an Israeli-American, his first cap and also persuaded Mexican American Jesse Gonzalez to choose the US internationally, so your comment is trully misguided sir!

  2. I forgot how crafty and technical Gooch is…..if he gets major minutes this season and is scoring and assisting on goals he could sneak into the WC conversation!


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