Sunderland’s Gooch picked for US roster, could make debut
Sunderland midfielder Lynden Gooch has been invited to the U.S. national team training camp for the first time and could make his debut in Friday’s exhibition against Cuba in Havana.
The 20-year-old from Santa Cruz, California, made his Premier League debut on Aug. 13 and has six starts and one substitute appearance this season for the Black Cats. Julian Green, a 21-year-old Bayern Munich midfielder who was on the 2014 World Cup roster, also was among the 23 players selected Sunday. Green has been dressing regularly for Bayern this season but has made just one appearance, as a second-half substitute in a German Cup match in August. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann also picked Reading midfielder Danny Williams. He omitted veteran goalkeepers Tim Howard and Brad Guzan in favor of three youngsters: San Jose’s David Bingham, Molde’s Ethan Horvath and Leon’s William Yarbrough. While Howard has been starting for Colorado, Guzan has not played for Middlesbrough since August.