Just as Terrence Boyd appeared to be working his way back into the U.S. Men’s National Team picture, he believes he’s hit a setback with Darmstadt’s relegation to the 2.Bundesliga.
The 26-year-old forward, who has dealt with injuries throughout his career, moved to Darmstadt from RB Leipzig in January in order to get more playing time. The striker made seven appearances and scored one goal before dealing with an ankle injury, and now Boyd is headed down to the second division with the relegated club for the 2017-18 campaign.
With less exposure in the 2.Bundesliga and an increasing challenge against the rest of the growing forward depth chart, Boyd is worried he won’t get a call from USMNT boss Bruce Arena.
“Bruce Arena contacted me a while ago, but to be honest I need to do my work and also be a key player for my team. I haven’t been that for a number of reasons,” Boyd told ESPNFC. “I need to show myself, although I am aware it won’t get any easier.”
Boyd has only made two international appearances since 2014 due to injury issues and the lack of playing time at the club level.