USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann is pleased with Lynden Gooch's form at Sunderland.
Klinsmann revealed he has spoken with Gooch, who is also eligible for the English and Irish national teams, about his future.
He told ESPN FC: "It's wonderful to see a kid break through at the start of the Premier League season.
"I spoke to him, and for him now it's a case of, "I just broke in. I've got to digest that for a second, and I've got to make sure I keep my spot.
"This is World Cup qualifying right now.
"Yeah, we brought a couple of youngsters in but we give priority to the group that got Copa America done. So we've got to get results now.
"Maybe in October, we have the opportunity to bring some youngsters in, give them some playing time. It's a completely different scenario."