In this last weekend of action before the international break, three prominent Americans with USMNT ties scored on Saturday. While not all of them were called up for World Cup qualifying, they all could feature for the team at some point this year.
One of those hoping to fight their way into the discussion for a first team call-up is Emerson Hyndman. One of the most in-form Americans playing in Europe, the young Texan has caught fire since his loan move to Rangers. His scored his fourth league goal in just eight starts with the club. It happened to be the winner in a 4-0 rout of Hamilton.
While Hyndman has found his scoring touch, John Brooks found the net for the first time in over a year on Saturday for Hertha Berlin. Unfortunately it was in a losing effort, but the big man got a goal off a set-piece. A towering header was his fifth career Bundesliga goal.
With Bobby Wood getting all the headlines of late, Jozy Altidore is trying to make it known that he’s not going to give up his grasp on the striker spot easily. After scoring a penalty last week, the USMNT’s third all-time leading scored struck again with a lovely turn and shot in a 2-0 win vs. the Whitecaps.
It’s good to see some possible starters heading into the international break on good notes. Hopefully they can bring their scoring ways to San Jose with them.