Bobby Wood has set a new American goal-scoring record in Germany after netting a brace for FC Union Berlin on Friday.
The U.S. Men’s National Team forward netted a brace in the first 13 minutes of the game to help his German 2. Bundesliga club defeat SC Paderborn by a score of 4-0 at the Benteler Arena. His 15th and 16th goals of the season saw Wood break former USMNT forward Conor Casey’s record (14) of the most goals scored by an American during a season in Germany’s top two tiers.
Wood’s first goal of the game came in the seventh minute, when he received the ball in the midfield. The 23-year-old sprinted towards goal down the center of the field and darted past two defenders before slotting the ball by the Paderborn goalkeeper.
Six minutes later, he ran onto a ball sent upfield after a Paderborn corner kick. Wood then made two touches before scoring his second of the afternoon.
Here are Wood’s two goals:
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