BOYD ON FIRE AT DORTMUND
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JAMIE HILL - Friday, September 9, 2011
German-American forward Terrence Boyd has begun his Borussia Dortmund career in stellar fashion after netting six times in his first six games with the Bundesliga champion's U-23 team.

The 20 year old came up through the ranks of his hometown club, Hertha Berlin, but joined Borussia Dortmund's reserve team this summer after his contract expired.

Borussia Dortmund II plays in the fourth-division Regionalliga West and is managed by former US international David Wagner. Boyd has scored in four of the team's first six matches, an overall performance underscored by a hat-trick at SC Wiedenbrück.

Boyd, the son of an American serviceman, finally obtained his US passport last winter and debuted for the US U-20 national team in May.
frantz
Tuesday January 3, 2012 11:29 am
We need that boy in the usmnt right now. He's big, talented and he can score goals. Aguelo, Shea are already in the roster for nat why not Boyd?
From what I see that boy is going straight to the world cup( Brazil 2014)
Mike E
Wednesday October 5, 2011 10:15 pm
You have a point, culeero. THe Dutch gene pool yielded Earnie Stewart, you may recall, and I am quite interested to see if we have anyone in Asia we can scavenge (or bring back from limbo - Lee Nguyen where are you?)
Argschnarfel
Wednesday October 5, 2011 11:52 am
That's great. But remember Jovan Kirovski's goal scoring antics with the Man U reserves. I'm not thrilled, if you ask me. I somehow doubt we'll see this guy do much with a 22 year old Altidore scoring goals in the Dutch first division and 19 year old Agudelo way farther along.
culeeero
Monday September 26, 2011 3:33 pm
This recent wave of German-American leaves me wondering about *other* gene pools that our military servicemen have deposited an eddy of talent into. Germany is clearly a much more storied footballing nation, but what about Japan or Korea? We've had bases in Turkey for over 50 years. And we have bases of one sort or another in Spain, Italy, Holland, England, Bulgaria and Brazil. Does Ernie Stewart have a kid yet?
Phil
Saturday September 24, 2011 8:05 am
I've seen him playing couple of times for borussia dortmunds reserve, and he's really a great player...big talent anyway. Hope klinsmann sees that, although I'm always a bit unsure about klinsmann
Coach Kev
Tuesday September 13, 2011 9:20 pm
There are currently 5 or 6 German/American kids just like this playing for the reserves of teams of big German clubs or smaller clubs. I really hope Klinsmann mines the depth that is in Germany right now. The bundesliga is not La Liga or the EPL but it is top five and is right up there with the Dutch league at developing players.
Stephen
Monday September 12, 2011 4:26 pm
@Ed

The next step up is playing on the 1st team with the German Champions...that's the equivalent of starting at 20 for a team like Chelsea or Liverpool. No US player has ever done that, and likely won't for some time.

It's completely normal to be a reserve at 20 for a huge club like Dortmund and to be dominating like this is huge for a young forward, even on this level.

It's the type of thing that could get him a spot on a smaller Bundesliga club or perhaps a Jozy-like move to Eredivise next year. That would give him the 2nd best club situation for a forward in the entire US player pool at 20-21...pretty good, eh?
Alex
Friday September 9, 2011 12:17 pm
Well I'm happy to see that we got a good return on all the money we spent on the Cold War. Freedom and democracy are great but this is really important!

Even if Terrency Boyd isn't ready for prime time yet, at the very least the kid can light a fire under the backsides of the players ahead of him on the depth chart.

I hope JK has the guts to play whomever has the hot hand. One of the things that bugged me about Bob Bradley (and I am not a BB hater) was that he invited Hercules Gomez and Edson Buddle to the WC, they did awsome in the run up, and then never saw the field.
DCD
Friday September 9, 2011 10:20 am
@Ed, this is Dortmund's reserve team. He could be loaned out to a higher division side, sure, but it is perfectly normal for a reserve player to get minutes with the reserve squad, regardless of division. That he's 20 does NOT mean he should be "further along," because the next step is the first team, the reigning German champions. Plenty of players of his age are reserves. He may be loaned out to a higher division side next year, however, because first team Paraguay international Lucas Barrios and Poland's starting striker Robert Lewandowski are ahead of Boyd in a one striker setup. If Boyd keeps up his form, a winter loan would not be out of the question.

So, do we need to remember that he's not exactly tearing it up for the first team? Yes, we do. But this is a player full of promise and definitely worth following.
Mark
Friday September 9, 2011 10:17 am
Seems like a good guy to look at for the Olympics, although I doubt he would be released for qualifying by his club, especially if he is scoring so much.

Looks like a possible loan candidate if he keeps scoring - perhaps he could get some time at a second bundesliga club.

Good to see him stepping up and scoring at such a critical point in his career.
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