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Wood joins 1860 Munich first team

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U.S. Under-20 national team striker Bobby Wood was one of the standouts of the recent U-20 camp, and his stellar form has helped earn him a place on the 1860 Munich first team.

Wood joins the first team just a week after 1860 Munich parted ways with another American striker, Kenny Cooper, who has signed with the Portland Timbers.

Wood will be in uniform, and could make his first-team debut, in 1860 Munich's match against VfL Osnabruck on Friday.

Wood has established himself as one of the top forward options in Thomas Rongen's Under-20 national team pool and is in position to start for the U-20s when CONCACAF Under-20 World Cup qualifying begins in April.

If you are unfamiliar with Wood's story, here is a good rundown of Wood's story.

What do you think of this development? Excited to see Wood play? Hoping he fares better than other Americans who have passed through 1860 Munich?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. I hope coming through the youth system will help him get settled into the first team faster. If he’s playing pretty regularly by the u-20 wc, it would be great.

  2. In YA interview he said he likes to play wide left or right with space to use his speed. I don’t think he is a target forward

    (SBI-No, he’s not a big forward who will post up and dish off, but he plays center forward for the U-20s. Definitely has speed to play wide, but he’s more 9 than 11 in a 4-4-2.)

  3. I’m curious to the type of forward he is – whether he is a secondary striker, or a center forward, or someone who likes to come in from the wings.

    (SBI-He’s been the starting target striker in the U.S. team’s 4-3-3. He’s got good size, but also is pretty pretty explosive.)


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