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By FRANCO PANIZO
Timmy Chandler will be back in the Bundesliga next season.
Eintracht Frankfurt announced on Tuesday that they have signed Chandler to a three-year deal that runs through June 30, 2017. The 24-year-old Chandler had spent the last four years with FC Nurnberg, but was keen on a move after the club suffered relegation from Germany’s top division this past season.
News of the move should not be too surprising given that Chandler told reporters in New York City last week that he expected to sign with Eintracht Frankfurt before the World Cup. The U.S. Men’s National Team defender was also born in Frankfurt and he spent several of his youth years at the club – which finished in 13th place last season – before moving to FC Nurnberg in summer 2010.
Chandler is currently on the U.S. Men’s National Team’s World Cup squad headed for Brazil, and aiming to earn a starting spot. He most recently went the distance at left back in the U.S.’s 2-1 win vs. Turkey at Red Bull Arena this past Sunday.
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