Lynden Gooch at Sunderland AFC

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Who is this guy?, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Mario Balotelli

    Mario Balotelli Member+

    Feb 28, 2012
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. Sombrerito

    Sombrerito Member

    Arsenal
    United States
    May 6, 2018
    He’s playin got lights out lately. He’s ready for another call up to the USMNT. Hopefully he can keep it up into a championship team buying him next season
     
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  3. neems

    neems Member+

    Liverpool FC
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    Apr 14, 2009
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    CONCACAF dominates League One!
     
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  4. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    He's finally found his level. Good for him.
     
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  5. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  6. DirectK

    DirectK Member

    United States
    Jun 27, 2018
    Another assist?

     
  7. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. Sombrerito

    Sombrerito Member

    Arsenal
    United States
    May 6, 2018
    Gooch always looked like a dangerous player but one that didn’t make the right decisions and deliver the final ball. Seems to have changed that, at least at the league one level. I could see him being a real spark off the bench for the US
     
  9. tomásbernal

    tomásbernal Member+

    Sep 4, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm very happy that Gooch is doing well and getting starts. He's still a Hopefully he can help
    the team get promoted right back up to the Championship.

    Regarding his national team prospects: it's been a long time since a player in League One level has been good enough for the national team. Championship level is pushing it, unless they're completely lights out there. He's still a young player and has time to prove he's really good enough.
     
  10. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Championship level, it depends. Is it a young stud destined for an upward move? Play him! Is it a veteran player who has found his level? Nay him!
     
  11. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Bottom line is that he's never shown to be international quality. We can't be calling people just because they look good somewhere in Europe. You look at the player, and the opposition he faces.
     
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  12. Beserkr29

    Beserkr29 Member

    Jul 10, 2010
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    Manchester United FC
    Sounds like Lynden will be fratured on Netflix next year as Sunderland tries to get back to the Championship.

     
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  13. kruck

    kruck Member+

    Jan 12, 2008
    Houston, TX
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    SV Werder Bremen

    Awesome I really enjoy programs like "Hard Knocks" and "Last Chance U" - it's cool to get a glimpse into the day-to-day.
     
  14. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Let's follow our own advice, shall we? Examining the player and the league he plays in, Gooch is still a viable part of our player pool.

    We're lacking depth for fast wingers/AM's who are productive. Romain Gall in Sweden, who hasn't done much since getting to Molde (early days, I know). Jonathan Amon at FCM in Denmark, maybe flavor of the week Sabbi for Hobro, and maybe Weah if you play him as a winger.

    Domestically, Mueller's fallen off a cliff. Arriola's moved centrally, but perhaps he could still be put out there... After that?

    After that is Gooch, Rubin, etc. And since Rubin's not played particularly well for the US, and doesn't play for Tijuana, Gooch is above him in my eyes.

    We've got a Championship LB who is clearly our unquestioned starter (unseating longtime Portland/Santos LB Villafana), and people want to thumb their noses at a guy who's on a tear one level below that?

    We called in Andrija Novakovic based on his time for Reading reserves and a single season for a mid-table Dutch 2nd division club (Telstar squeaked into the playoffs, and historically are a pretty poor club).

    Why? Not because we suddenly think that all Dutch 2nd division players are USMNT material. But because they're in-form, young, and playing a position of need.
     
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  15. eliwood

    eliwood Member

    Jul 25, 2016
    Slight correction: Gall is with Malmo FF. Molde is a Norwegian club
     
  16. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You right.
     
  17. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Get him a chance in friendlies once he looks decent in the Championship.

    Playing League One types is something Antigua may be ok doing, not us.
     
  18. wrench

    wrench Member+

    May 12, 2007
    NYC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    He has played for our USMT already, you know. He was dangerous and productive, IIRC. Don't judge because of his present location. A good season and he leaves S'land.
     
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  19. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    He played 25 minutes in the game we lost 4-0 to Costa Rica and he was a non-factor.
     
  20. Midas Mulligan

    Midas Mulligan Member+

    Jul 24, 2013
    NYC
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
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    United States
    I am good with this criteria if we enforce it uniformly to the detriment of Bradley’s US career.
     
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  21. SpencerNY

    SpencerNY Member+

    Dec 1, 2001
    Up in the skyway
    Just no.
     
  22. ShaftBrewer

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    Jul 18, 2017
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  23. Sombrerito

    Sombrerito Member

    Arsenal
    United States
    May 6, 2018
    Got the game winning assist! 4 assists I believe
     
  24. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    It's been a while since we capped a 3rd division star right :p
     
  25. USA-Zebuel

    USA-Zebuel Member+

    Mar 26, 2013
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    Colón de Santa Fe
    Well, I guess that depends on how you rank MLS....
     
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