After several reports recently suggested a move to the Bundesliga, U.S. Men’s National Team forward Bobby Wood made the leap to Germany’s top flight on Sunday.
Hamburg SV confirmed the move for the young American after Wood’s breakout season for 2.Bundesliga side FC Union Berlin put him on the map. During the 2015-16 season, the 23-year-old striker tallied an impressive 17 goals in 30 matches.
The team announced that Wood has signed a four-year deal, keeping him at the club until 2020.
“I can only thank everyone here for the support this year,” Wood said of the move. “At Union, I got a lot of trust and won a lot of minutes. I was able to make the next step here and also to win the confidence you need as a forward to score goals. It makes me proud that I have become a part of the club’s history with my goals.”
Wood was recently named to the USMNT’s preliminary 40-man roster ahead of their run at the Copa America Centenario next month. Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann must name his final roster by May 20.
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