U.S. Abroad: Teen Gooch makes pro debut at Sunderland

Californian Lynden Gooch made his pro debut for English Premier League club Sunderland as a sub in its 6-3 victory over Exeter in the Capital One Cup. Tim Ream debuted for Fulham in a 3-0 win over Sheffield United.

Gooch, 19, grew up in Santa Cruz, Calif., and moved to Sunderland at the age of 16, qualifying for work permit because his father is English. He played for the USA in 2015 U-20 World Cup qualifying but did not make the team for the world championships in New Zealand.

Ream signed with Fulham after two and a half seasons with Bolton Wanderers. He has not played since the Gold Cup as he waited for his club situation to be finalized. Fulham will play Stoke City in the third round. Geoff Cameron converted his attempt in the shootout that gave the Potters an 8-7 victory at Luton Town after a 1-1 tie.

Cody Cropper will get a date with his former club, Southampton, after he helped MK Dons beat Cardiff City, 2-1, in overtime. It was the U.S. U-23 keeper's second start after moving from the Saints over the summer.

Danny Williams, a candidate to be called up for the USA's friendlies against Peru and Brazil, was subbed with an undisclosed injury with a minute left in Reading's 2-1 win at Portsmouth. Jonathan Spector started for Birmingham City in a 2-0 win over Gillingham.
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