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Timmy Chandler scores winner to help Eintracht Frankfurt top Hoffenheim


Timmy Chandler celebrated his first goal for Eintracht Frankfurt since the 2017-18 season on Saturday, and the long wait was worth it.

The U.S. Men’s National Team veteran scored the game-winning goal in Frankfurt’s 2-1 win over Hoffenheim, giving them three points in their return to Bundesliga play.

Chandler rose high in the 62nd minute to head home Filip Kostic’s cross to give the visitors a 2-1 lead for good. It was Chandler’s third league goal for the club.

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Frankfurt hung on for a sorely-needed away win, moving to 11th place in the league table. Chandler played 90 minutes on the right side of Frankfurt’s midfield, also winning six duels and making three recoveries.

Up next for the team is a home date with Tyler Adams and RB Leipzig on Jan. 25th.


  1. It has been a long and tortuous journey for Chandler since he first represented the USA as a sub in a friendly against Argentina in a 1-1 draw in 2011. He was one of the bright spots for the USMNT in the second half of that game. He has taken a lot of flack for his perceived lack of commitment in representing the USA and he has sometimes struggled in club play. Nice that he is finding himself again.

  2. Is that meant to be facetious?
    I knew and was pleased to see him on the way back from injury, and this is even better. It was great today to have so many Americans playing in the Bundesliga, and Chandler seems to have had the best day of them all. Now if they can all just stay healthy for a while …

  3. “Timmy Chandler scores winner to help Eintracht Frankfurt top Hoffenheim”…….AS A RIGHT WINGER PLAYING IN THE BUNDESLIGA. Who knew…

    • Most of his appearances this year have been in midfield 10 out of 13, his only appearance last season and 15 of 24 two years ago.


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