Sunderland Association Football Club Current Players

Lynden Gooch

Lynden joined the Academy on a two-year scholarship in summer 2012.

The midfielder arrived from California in the United States but holds a British passport.

He starred at high-school level in the US and subsequently came to the attention of Sunderland, who offered the player trials on Wearside.

Lynden impressed during his spell at the Academy of Light and was offered a permanent deal to join the club’s under-18s from the 2012-13 season.