Gooch is a winner with US

by Stuart Vose

Academy product plays key role in tournament victory.

Budding star Lynden Gooch was celebrating after winning the U20 National Training Center Invitational with his native United States.

Gooch and his team-mates secured overall victory with a 0-0 draw against Australia, ensuring they finished top of the four-team mini league.

The US had beaten Chile 2-1 in their opening game before running out 4-0 winners against Bermuda.

Gooch was desperately unlucky not to find the net against the Australians, hitting the woodwork on three occasions.

The US U20 squad will now turn their attentions to 2015 U20 World Cup qualifying, which begins early next year.