Terrence Boyd's career arc has been nothing if not unusual.
With no first-team club appearances to his name, Boyd has emerged as a favorite of U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann and a cornerstone to build around for the future. After a 20-goal season for Borussia Dortmund's reserve team and multiple appearances for the United States — including the all-important cap-tying appearance on Friday — Boyd is set for the next step in his club career.
Boyd will complete a transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Rapid Vienna on Thursday, when the 21-year-old forward is set to undergo a physical and sign a three-year deal with the Austrian power. Boyd spoke about his move to Rapid Vienna in an interview with Fox Soccer, in which he puts his transfer in proper perspective.
"It wouldn’t make sense for me to stay at Borussia Dortmund if I’m not going to get to play," Boyd said. "If a club isn’t going to play me, and I’m striker No. 3 or 4, then I would just see few minutes. A young player needs to play.
"Dortmund is a world-class team, and the football they are playing is really huge. It’s sad to leave Dortmund, but it’s soccer, life goes on. You have to test yourself to make yourself better, and I think this is the right step."
That is just some of what Boyd had to say about the move. Give the story, which includes comments from an approving Klinsmann, a read, and let us know what you think about Boyd and his move to Austria in the comments section below.