Some hero on YouTube (SpadeAce91) edited together some of Emerson Hyndman’s best moments of the 2016-17 season. Ever since joining Rangers FC on loan from Bournemouth he’s been on fire, becoming arguably the most in-form American abroad since the new year. The 21-year-old has notched four goals and four assists for the blue half of Glasgow, leading him to be named the club’s Young Player of the Year.
All of this success has many USMNT supporters wondering when we’ll see Hyndman repping the stars and stripes again. It’s been nearly a year since he played in a throwaway friendly against Puerto Rico last May. Surely his form this season justifies him getting another chance, but when?
The next round of World Cup qualifiers in June seem like a long shot for the Texan. However, if the U.S. do well, we could see a team of reserves and youngsters get a chance at this summer’s Gold Cup. With the Confederations Cup happening too, Mexico will likely send a B team and the U.S. traditionally uses this type of opportunity to test out new players. If this is the case, it would be a perfect chance to see what Hyndman can do against decent international competition. Hopefully that scenario occurs and he doesn’t have to wait much longer, because he deserves it after the 2017 he’s had so far.