Hyndman targets Gold Cup,Bournemouth return following Rangersloan

Since making his loan move to Rangers, Emerson
Hyndman has shined. Given a starting role, the young
midfielder has stepped up in a big way once given the
stage to do so.
Now, as his loan move nears its conclusion, Hyndman
has set several targets for himself, starting with this
summer’s Gold Cup.
Speaking to Goal USA, Hyndman says he hopes to be a
part of the U.S. Men’s National Team squad for this
summer’s tournament. In the midst of World Cup
qualifying, USMNT head coach Bruce Arena says he
expects to field a squad bordering on the younger side
this summer, one featuring several new faces looking
to make their mark in the run up to the 2018 World
Cup.
At least on the club level, Hyndman has stated his
case. The young midfielder has provided four goals and
an assist in just 12 matches, while re-energizing a
career that seemingly stagnated on Bournemouth’s
bench to start the year.
“I’m really anxious to get back in with the national
team,” Hyndman told Goal. “Any time you’re doing well
and playing regularly, you want to get called in. It’s a
bit of a disappointment with the (March) roster, but at
the same time I’m really optimistic about the future. I
know I just have to keep performing at the level I
should do, and keep chipping in with goals and helping
my team win is all I can do.
“I hope to have a shot maybe at the Gold Cup in the
summer — that’s what I’m aiming for,” Hyndman added.
“I think that’d be a good time to make an impact. You
never know, that’s out of my control. All I can do is try
to work hard and get into the squad.”
The 21-year-old midfielder, who made two previous
USMNT caps under Jurgen Klinsmann, has had quite a
year. After making his mark at Championship side
Fulham, Hyndman joined Bournemouth last summer on
a four-year deal. A preseason injury derailed his initial
experiences with the club, and matters didn’t get much
better when the season started.
With the newly-promoted club integrating to life in the
Premier League, Hyndman’s chances were limited, as he
made just three cup appearances for the club totaling
87 minutes. Throughout his stay at Rangers, though,
Hyndman has been a driving force, becoming one of
the key pieces of the Scottish club’s midfield.
Currently 16th in the Premier League, Bournemouth
remains in the push for safety. The club currently
maintains a seven-point gap over the red line as
staying in the Premier League looks very much like a
possibility. With his stay at Rangers nearing its close,
Hyndman is looking forward to the chance to prove
himself with Bournemouth, earning a spot with the
team after what turned out to be a positive loan move.
“I was really excited to make this move to Rangers
because it came at a good time,” Hyndman said. “I
needed games, and it’s such a big club as well. It was
really exciting to have the opportunity to play in
pressure situations in front of big crowds.
“That was the goal when I came here, to get playing
time and find my form and earn experience to help me
in England,” Hyndman added. “I know Bournemouth has
been keeping tabs on me and I feel good about
competing for (playing time) next season.”

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