After a successful loan spell with Scottish side Rangers in the second half of last season, Emerson Hyndman returns to the Cherries will plenty of positive experiences under his belt.
Hyndman signed for the club in June 2016 after his contract expired with Championship side Fulham.
The American joined the Cottagers youth ranks in 2011 and eventually went on to sign a professional deal at the age of 17. He was an ever present as the London club made their way to the FA Youth Cup final in the 2013/14 season.
Three months after turning professional, Hyndman impressed enough to earn an improved deal with the club, before going on to make his first team debut at the age of 18 in the Championship, standing out with his sublime range of passing and comfort on the ball despite his tender age.
He continued his development in the Cottagers first-team, clocking up 17 appearances, and the Texas native’s promise saw him turn out for the American under-17s side in 2012.
But two years later, after three appearances for Fulham, he was called up to the senior squad and made his debut against the Czech Republic.
To further aid his progression, in 2015 Hyndman was involved in the Under-20 FIFA World Cup and captained the United States side in New Zealand.
He continued to catch the eye in the tournament, where the Americans lost on penalties in the quarter finals.
Last May, Jurgen Klinsmann handed him his third cap for the USA first team, coming on in a 3-1 friendly win against Puerto Rica.
Last season, Hyndman continued to stake his claim for a regular national team berth after his loan spell for Rangers, where he became a standout star, supplying four goals and four assists in 17 games.
This also ensured that the American won the club’s Young Player of the Year award despite only being at the club for half a season.
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