Devastating KO a wake up call to Emerson Hyndman, Rangers must swoop

Emerson Hyndman of Rangers is tackled by Jozo Simunovic of Celtic during the William Hill Scottish Cup Semi-Final between Celtic FC and Rangers FC at Hampden Park on April 23, 2017 in...

Former Rangers loanee Emerson Hyndman should do all he can to get a return to Ibrox after more Bournemouth frustration.

Emerson Hyndman of Rangers is tackled by Jozo Simunovic of Celtic during the William Hill Scottish Cup Semi-Final between Celtic FC and Rangers FC at Hampden Park on April 23, 2017 in...

The USA's failure to earn qualification to next summer's World Cup came as a devastating blow to the players involved and the country as a whole.

One of the players who has talent, but is no closer to fulfilling it, is Bournemouth midfielder Emerson Hyndman, who has one cap for the national team.

Hyndman impressed on loan in Scotland with Rangers last season, and the USA's qualifying heartbreak should act as a wake-up call for the 21-year-old.

Emerson Hyndman of Rangers controls the ball during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

This season Hyndman has played only three minutes of first team football.

If USA are to improve enough to qualify for World Cup 2022, they need their promising players to start playing regularly for their clubs.

Hyndman cannot change the direction of his national team if he is sitting on the bench at Bournemouth, as he is simply not going to progress as a player like that.

Emerson Hyndman #8 of the U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team kicks during the second half of the 2016 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying playoff against Colombia at Toyota Stadium on March 29,...

In just half a season at Rangers, Hyndman played 17 games, scoring four goals and providing four assists, impressive in a period of instability which involved a managerial change.

A return to Ibrox, permanently, would be ideal for the American, and his country's KO should push him to do something about it.

If he was playing regularly for his club, he could have earned a place in the USA side for their vital qualifier, and had the opportunity to change what happened.

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