Matthew Gooden
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Matthew  Gooden

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA

High School:
Harvard Westlake HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 160

Position:
D

Experience:
2V


08/30/2015

Sampson Heads Lions Past Rebels

Grant Sampson scored both goals in LMU's 2-0 shutout of UNLV.

09/05/2016

MSOC | LMU vs. GCU

Men's soccer action on Labor Day from Sullivan Field

08/27/2016

MSOC Scrimmage

Men's Soccer Scrimmage on Aug. 13, 2016

10/18/2015

MSOC | LMU vs. Portland

West Coast Conference action from Sullivan Field

09/27/2015

MSOC | LMU vs. Cal Poly

Final non-conference game from Sullivan Field

09/13/2015

MSOC | LMU vs. New Mexico

Battle at Sullivan Field between #19 LMU and #21 New Mexico

2016
Appeared in all 18 matches, earning the start in 12 ... Tallied two goals and three assists on the year ... Scored game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory at UC Irvine (Sept. 14) ... Scored in 5-1 win against San Francisco (Nov. 12) ... Took eight shots, including six on frame ... Logged 973 minutes.

2015

Earned 11 starts and appeared in 13 total matches... had two assists on the year for two points... assists came in the 2-0 win over UNLV (Aug. 30) and the 3-0 shutout of Portland (Oct. 18)... 847 total minutes played

High School
Competed in both soccer and track and field at Harvard Westlake High School for his freshman and sophomore years... soccer team placed second in the Mission League in 2011-12... 2013 First Team All-Mission League... 2013 team MVP... led the team in scoring his sophomore season (seven goals and four assists)... in track, he broke the school's frosh/soph record in the 300m hurdles (2013)... placed first in the 110m hurdles and in the 300m hurdles at the 2013 Tri County Meet

Club...
Previous club teams include Santa Monica United FC (2009-11), Strikers FC Irvine (2011-13), Strikers FC U15/16 Academy (2013-14) and Chivas USA U17/18 Academy (2014-15)... US Soccer Development Academy 2013-14 Final Four with Strikers FC Academy U16... SCDSL Flight One Champions with Strikers FC U16... Vase Champions at 2012 Milk Cup (in Northern Ireland) with Strikers FC... returned to the Milk Cup in 2014 with the OC Blues U18... US Soccer training invitation at the Stub Hub Center in 2011... invited to the 1997 Boys ODP Summer Pool in 2010

Personal...
Matthew Alexander Gooden was born April 22, 1997 in Los Angeles, Calif.... parents are Gary and Lisa Gooden... has one younger brother, Marcus... volunteer/community service work has included: study hall/tutoring volunteer at St. James Episcopal School (2015), One Voice Christmas charity event (2012-14), prepped meal packages at St. Vincent Meals on Wheels (2010-11), volunteer at Justin Carr Wants World Peace Art Workshop (2013), referee at the 19th Annual Invitational Martial Arts Championships (2013), Revlon Run Walk volunteer (2009)... second degree black belt in Taekwondo... Civil Engineering major...
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