Former Soquel High star Lynden Gooch, 16, has signed a professional soccer contract with Sunderland AFC of the English Premier League.
The midfielder/forward signed a three-year deal for an undisclosed amount on Friday, said his father Paul, who coaches Soquel’s girls soccer team.
A former member of the U.S.’ U16 national team, Gooch reports to Sunderland in July.
As a Knights freshman last season, Gooch led his team in scoring with 19 goals and 10 assists, helping Soquel reach the semifinals of the Central Coast Section Division III playoffs.
Gooch’s older brother Anthony, who also played at Soquel, completed his redshirt freshman season for San Diego State in the fall.
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