Lynden Gooch to Sunderland AFC?

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  1. Who is this guy?

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    Hes a late '95 from Santa Cruz, Cali and a former u15/u17 nats member. Supposedly hes joining the academy in December.

    from a local story about club vs high school soccer.
    http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localnews/ci_18588485

    an earlier story from this Febuary confirm its Sunderland.
    http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localstories/ci_17468514


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  3. Dave Marino-Nachison

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    There are two of them:

    At 12 years of age he was picked by famed Italian club AC Milian to train at their youth academy. Anthony got the opportunity to play in AC Milian’s historic San Siro Stadium and scored a goal during a game. At the age of 12 he also flew to England to play in the Umbro Cup in Manchester England. At 13 he played and trained with renown English Premiership club Everton FC. Over the last few years Anthony has made numerous District Olympic Development (O.D.P.) teams, the State O.D.P. team, and was recently held over at the Regional O.D.P. camp to play the New Zealand U17 National Team. ​

    http://sccsoccer.org/goochboys.html

    Anthony is a '92 at San Diego State.

    http://goaztecs.cstv.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/gooch_anthony00.html
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    What ever happened to Cheezi Meltz? :)


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    That brings back memories
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    People from Italy believe that story to be made-up or the facts are poorly written.
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    This guy needs a nickname. I nominate "Onyewu."
    3 people repped this.
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  9. Bruce S

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    or Rusty Kuntz?
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    Ot but why does sunderland have association in their name? can't think of any other epl sides with afc instead of fc.
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    Or his teammate Chet Lemon?
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    Association football is the proper/official name for what we call soccer.
  13. Dave Marino-Nachison

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    Apparently he'll go this summer:

    Former Soquel High star Lynden Gooch, 16, has signed a professional soccer contract with Sunderland AFC of the English Premier League.

    Gooch signed a three-year deal for an undisclosed amount last Friday, said his father Paul, who coaches Soquel's girls soccer team.​

    http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/sports/ci_19833105
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    Out 1st entry for the Summer 2012 Transfer list. I'll get to work on that right away :)
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    I thought of Wimbledon. Obviously not a Prem club.
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    Sunderland AFC began life as "Sunderland & District Teachers Association Football Club", founded in 1879 by James Allan, a teacher at Hendon Board School. His object was to provide "recreational amusement" for the area's schoolteachers.

    In 1881 the club's name was changed to Sunderland Association Football Club, and non-teachers were allowed to join.

    Thanks to wikipedia. Seems they were one of the first AFCs.
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    We should call Lynden 'Oguchi'.
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    not Premier League anymore but Leeds United AFC. Also AFC Bournemouth.
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    Hopefully Newcastle treats this Gooch a little better than the last.
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    This Rusty Kuntz?

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    Probably not a good idea to set such low expectations for the kid ;)
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    Looks like we can take the question mark off the thread title
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