Lynden Gooch

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Lynden Gooch
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Gooch with Sunderland in 2018
Personal information
Full name Lynden Jack Gooch[1]
Date of birth (1995-12-24) December 24, 1995 (age 23)
Place of birth Santa Cruz, California, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Sunderland
Number 11
Youth career
2008–2012 Santa Cruz County Breakers
2012–2015 Sunderland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015– Sunderland 83 (10)
2015Gateshead (loan) 7 (1)
2016Doncaster Rovers (loan) 10 (0)
National team
2013 Republic of Ireland U18 1 (0)
2015 United States U20 4 (0)
2016– United States 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:10, September 17, 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 28, 2018

Lynden Jack Gooch (born December 24, 1995) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder for Sunderland in EFL League One.

Club career[edit]

Gooch was born in Santa Cruz, California on December 24, 1995, son of an English father (born in Colchester) and an Irish mother (born in Dublin).[2] His father is a professional soccer coach. At an early age, he joined the U.S. Soccer Development Academy club Santa Cruz County Breakers Academy.[3] Gooch's talent attracted the attention of several European outfits, earning him a trial and eventual spot with Sunderland's youth academy. From the age of 10 Gooch traveled to Sunderland regularly during school holidays to train before moving to England and joining full-time at the age of 16, signing a two-year scholarship.[4][5] Since joining the Sunderland U-16 side, Gooch worked his way through the U-18 and U-21 sides. Because of this, he signed a contract with the club, keeping him until 2017.[5]

On February 27, 2015, Gooch went on loan to Conference side Gateshead, on a 28-day youth loan.[6] Gooch made his professional debut soon after, playing the whole game, in a 1–0 home loss against Bristol Rovers.[7] Gooch made seven appearances and scored one goal,[8] putting the Wearsiders ahead in a 3–1 home win against Wrexham and causing an own goal by opponent Steve Tomassen.[9]

Gooch made his professional debut for Sunderland on August 26, 2015 in a League Cup second round match against Exeter City as a substitute for Adam Matthews in the 58th minute of a 6–3 win at the Stadium of Light.[10] On January 21, 2016, Gooch was loaned for a month to Doncaster Rovers of League One.[11] He made his debut for them two days later, playing the full 90 minutes of a goalless draw at Fleetwood Town[12] and his performance was praised by the Sheffield Star.[13] After a handful of appearances for the club, on February 24 his loan was extended till then end of the season.[14] He returned to Sunderland on March 19, due to ankle injury that he sustained against Fleetwood Town, but continued to play through the pain for eight matches.[15][16]

On April 21, 2016 Gooch signed a three-year contract with Sunderland, keeping him until 2019.[17] On August 13, he made his Premier League debut, starting away against Manchester City in Sunderland's first match of the season, a 2–1 defeat.[18] After making his debut, the Sunderland Echo commented on his performance, describing him as "Energy, fearlessness and endeavour".[19] Gooch continued to appear in the first team despite being on the substitutes' bench on numerous occasions,[20] before suffering an ankle injury in November that kept him out between two and three months.[21] Though he was fit again by February 2017, he was frozen out of the team by manager David Moyes who preferred Adnan Januzaj and Fabio Borini in midfield, as the season ended with relegation.[22]

Gooch scored his first goal for the Black Cats on August 22, 2017 in a League Cup second round match away to Carlisle United, the winning goal in a 2–1 victory at Brunton Park. He said that he had dreamt of the moment since the age of 10.[23] A month later he recorded a first league goal, a penalty that he won himself to equalise in a 2–1 home loss to Cardiff City.[24]

Sunderland suffered a second consecutive relegation to the 2018–19 EFL League One. On August 4, in their first game of the season, Gooch headed an added-time winner in a 2–1 home victory over Charlton Athletic – the Black Cats' first opening win for eleven years.[25] In what would have been the last season of his contract, he signed a three-year extension on December 31.[26]

International career[edit]

Gooch is eligible to play for England (due to his English father), the Republic of Ireland (due to Irish mother), or the United States (due to birthright citizenship).[27]

After appearing once for the Republic of Ireland U18 side, Gooch switched allegiance to United States after being called up for United States U20,[28] Gooch made his United States U20 debut on November 15, 2014, in a 1–0 win over Republic of Ireland U21.[29] Gooch represented the United States under-20 team at the 2015 CONCACAF Championship in Jamaica, playing four games as they achieved qualification for the year's World Cup in that category.[30]

On October 2, 2016, Gooch was called up to the senior team for a pair of friendlies against Cuba and New Zealand.[31] Nine days later, he made his debut against New Zealand, replacing Kellyn Acosta for the final 31 minutes of a 1–1 draw at the RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C..[32]

Personal life[edit]

Gooch's brother, Anthony, played college soccer for the San Diego State Aztecs men's soccer program and currently works for the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer.[33][34] Gooch has another brother, Darshan, who is a professional surfer.[27]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played May 16, 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Gateshead (loan) 2014–15[35] Conference Premier 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Doncaster Rovers (loan) 2015–16[36] League One 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Sunderland 2015–16[36] Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2016–17[37] 11 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 14 0
2017–18[38] Championship 24 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 27 2
2018–19[39] League One 40 5 2 1 1 0 5[40] 1 48 7
Total 75 7 2 1 8 1 5 1 71 10
Total 92 7 2 1 8 1 5 1 107 11

International[edit]

As of May 28, 2018[41]
United States
Year Apps Goals
2016 2 0
2017 1 0
2018 1 0
Total 4 0

Honours[edit]

Sunderland

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Sunderland winger living the American dream on Wearside". Sunderland Echo. August 18, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  3. ^ "US Soccer Development Academy: L Gooch". USSDA. Demosphere. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved August 26, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Sunderland's Lynden Gooch: 'People say bad things to me about the north-east but I don't know why'". The Guardian. November 17, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Sunderland tie down USA starlet Gooch". Sunderland Echo. November 11, 2014. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  6. ^ "Lynden Gooch: Sunderland striker joins Gateshead on loan". BBC Sport. February 27, 2015. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  7. ^ "Gateshead 0 – 1 Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. February 28, 2015. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  8. ^ "USA: L. Gooch". Soccerway US. Soccerway.com. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  9. ^ "Gateshead 3–1 Wrexham". BBC Sport. March 3, 2015. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  10. ^ "BBC Sport: Sunerland 6–3 Exeter City". BBC Sport. BBC.com. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  11. ^ "Lynden Gooch: Doncaster Rovers sign Sunderland striker". BBC Sport. January 21, 2016.
  12. ^ "Fleetwood Town 0–0 Doncaster Rovers". BBC Sport. January 23, 2016. Retrieved January 24, 2016.
  13. ^ "Fleetwood Town 0 Doncaster Rovers 0: Match Verdict". The Star. January 24, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  14. ^ "SAFC – Gooch extends loan". safc.com. Archived from the original on April 2, 2016. Retrieved March 20, 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  15. ^ "Sunderland loanwatch: Lynden Gooch's season cut short through injury". Chronicle Live. March 21, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  16. ^ "Lynden Gooch on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved March 20, 2016.
  17. ^ "Sunderland striker signs new three year deal". Sunderland Echo. April 21, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  18. ^ "Manchester City 2 – 1 Sunderland". BBC Sport. August 13, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  19. ^ "How Sunderland's four debutants fared at Manchester City". Sunderland Echo. August 13, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  20. ^ "Three changes Sunderland boss Moyes could make at White Hart Lane". Sunderland Echo. September 17, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  21. ^ "Sunderland's Lynden Gooch could be out for three months, and may need surgery". Chronicle Live. December 2, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  22. ^ "Looking at Gooch: What next season could mean for our American youngster". SB Nation. July 15, 2017. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  23. ^ Johns, Craig (August 22, 2017). "Lynden Gooch: Match-winning first Sunderland goal a moment I'll remember forever". Sunderland Chronicle. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  24. ^ Rayner, Stuart (September 24, 2017). "Sunderland 1-2 Cardiff City: Lynden Gooch shows youth has its use when old heads are addled". Chronicle Live. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  25. ^ Taylor, Louise (August 4, 2018). "Lynden Gooch's last-gasp header earns Sunderland victory over Charlton". The Guardian. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  26. ^ Hunter, James (December 31, 2018). "Lynden Gooch signs new Sunderland contract extension running to 2022". Chronicle Live. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  27. ^ a b "Lynden Gooch, Sunderland's young US star: 'I knew I was good enough'". The Guardian. September 21, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  28. ^ "US U-20 head coach Tab Ramos includes eight MLS players on Dallas Cup roster". MLS Soccer. April 9, 2014. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  29. ^ "U.S. U-20 MNT BLANKS IRELAND 1–0 AT MARBELLA TOURNAMENT". US Soccer Official Website. November 15, 2014. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  30. ^ "U.S. tops El Salvador for FIFA U-20 World Cup berth". CONCACAF. January 24, 2015. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  31. ^ "Sunderland's Lynden Gooch receives USA senior call ahead of historic friendly". chroniclelive.co.uk. October 2, 2016. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  32. ^ "United States 1, New Zealand 1 – International Friendly Recap". MLS Soccer. October 11, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  33. ^ Bulvanoski, Sean. "Spotlight On Lynden Gooch". FirstTouch Online. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved August 26, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  34. ^ "Anthony Gooch – Bio". San Diego State University Athletics. GoAztecs.com. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  35. ^ "Games played by Lynden Gooch in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
  36. ^ a b "Games played by Lynden Gooch in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
  37. ^ "Games played by Lynden Gooch in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
  38. ^ "Games played by Lynden Gooch in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
  39. ^ "Games played by Lynden Gooch in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
  40. ^ Appearances in the Football League trophy and League One Playoffs
  41. ^ "Gooch, Lynden". National Football Teams. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  42. ^ Williams, Adam (March 31, 2019). "Portsmouth 2–2 Sunderland". BBC Sport. Retrieved May 7, 2019.

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