Chris Richards didn’t waste anytime in his return to league play with Bayern Munich II.
The U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team defender scored an 89th minute winning goal as Bayern II defeated Ingolstadt 2-1 in 3. Liga play. It was Richards’ fourth league goal of the season, coming in impressive fashion after a lengthy layoff.
Richards’ header from close range gave Bayern II their third-consecutive league win and their 13th overall this season.
— SBI Soccer (@SBISoccer) May 30, 2020
YESSSSS @eastmamba ‼️
Chris Richards came up with the 89th-minute winner for @FCBjuniorteam in their first game back! 😤🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/tmrbdUJPhM
— 🇺🇸 FC Bayern US 🇨🇦 (@FCBayernUS) May 30, 2020
Richards has made 24 league appearances for Bayern II this season while also training with the first team on several occasions. The 20-year-old has continued his development as a centerback within Bayern’s youth setup, helping them to a current fourth place spot in the 3. Liga.
Bayern II cannot earn promotion to German’s second-tier, but a strong finish for Richards and Co. are likely on the radar this season. The club has 10 league matches remaining, starting with a date with Preussen Munster on June 3rd.