Lynden Gooch has stuck with Sunderland through thick and thin, and most of it’s been thin, so it’s been easy for USMNT fans to lose track of the midfielder in League One.
Gooch scored a beauty for Black Cats on Sunday, cutting atop the box to spin a shot inside the netting to give Phil Parkinson’s side a very lead. Sunderland went on to beat Doncaster Rovers 2-1 at Keepmoat Stadium on Sunday.
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The American midfielder made his first team debut for Sunderland when they were still a Premier League outfit, and has stayed with the club through their drop two divisions. He has a contract with the side through the 2021/22 season.
Gooch celebrated his 24th birthday on Tuesday and has put together five goals in 18 matches for the Black Cats this season. Sunderland sits 13th with 31 points, five points off the playoff places.
For his career, Gooch has 14 goals and 14 assists in 107 matches. Eleven of those matches came in the Premier League, when he earned four caps for the USMNT.
— Roker Report (@RokerReport) December 29, 2019