Sunderland boss decided to start with Steven Pienaar ahead of both George Honeyman and Lynden Gooch against Bournemouth.
Lynden Gooch has not played for Sunderland's first-team since November 2016.
Lynden Gooch has made 12 first-team appearances for Sunderland this season.
The USA international has suffered ankle ligament damage.
The USA boss handed the midfielder his first cap for his country this season.
Sunderland could look to their acadmey for first-team players this season.
The Sunderland youngster made his debut in the recent draw with New Zealand.
The 20-year-old attacker made his first senior appearance for the States as a 59th-minute substitute in Tuesday night's 1-1 friendly draw with New Zealand.
Sunderland's Lynden Gooch has earned widespread praise for his performance on his debut for USA yesterday.
The youngster has been something of a shining light for Sunderland so far.
The 20-year-old American made his second straight start for the club in Sunday's 2-1 loss to Boro at the Stadium of Light.
The 20-year-old American forward made his first start for the club in Saturday's 2-1 loss at Manchester City.
The 19-year-old American has been putting in some superb displays for the Under-21s this season.