BRIAN SCIARETTA - Tuesday, March 13, 2012
US U-23 forward Andrew Wooten scored hat-trick today for Kaiserslautern's U-23 team in a 4-3 win over Fortuna Koln.

Wooten, 22, has begun to break into Kaiserslautern's first team as he made his Bundesliga debut on March 3 when he came on as a substitute in a 0-0 draw with Wolfsburg.

Wooten's numbers for Kaiserslautern's U-23 team in the Regionalliga have been terrific as he now has 18 goals on the season through 22 games. He has also now scored in eight straight FCK U-23 games.

Yesterday US U-23 head coach Caleb Porter released his Olympic Qualifying roster and Wooten's name was not included. It is unclear if Wooten was not released by his club or whether Porter did not invite him.

Either way, Kaiserslautern's offense continues to be completely ineffective as they sit in last place in the Bundesliga and have scored just 16 goals through 25 games. With the offensive production so low, Wooten will hope to continue to break into the team and provide a spark that could help move the club out of the relegation zone.
Saturday March 24, 2012 2:16 pm
Thing to remember about Rossi is that he got rejected by the Italian team and has been hurt often...maybe enough to miss their Euro run. HE MISSED playing in the last WC by playing for Italy. Even when he showed up the USA in the Confederations Cup it was Josy who dominated against Spain...as Rossi and gang went home....
Subotic was the lose I agree...but...with Whitbreads form....Gonzalez and Ream in the future...not to mention the ever flow of players we dont know about yet....it should be ok! For a country that rules spying you would think we might focus the NSA towards finding potential US players!!
Wednesday March 21, 2012 12:54 am
Re: Rossi, it wasn't that cut & dried. He told Bruce that he'd come into camp if he was guaranteed a starting spot in the WC. When (Rossi, not Bruce) was like 17. Bruce pulled a Darryl Hall and said I can't go for that, no, no can do.
Thursday March 15, 2012 1:08 pm
Anthony, We had no shot at Rossi, even though the USSF did go after him, he made it clear from the get go that he was playing for Italy. Subotic is the one that we missed out on. Boyd and Taylor have been consistently called in so no need in calling the USSF to be more aggressive when it comes to them. Wooten is really the only one but it could be that the club did not want to release him. You say no explanation.....Porter would be stupid to call out a specific club about not releasing players, that would damage the relationship for the club.
Wednesday March 14, 2012 2:21 am
We need to keep in mind that Kaiserslautern might not have wanted to release Wooten. Porter hinted as much (not specifically about Wooten, just in general about "some Euro clubs and some U23s" though I would think most specifically that would be Hoffenheim and Joe Gyau).
Tuesday March 13, 2012 11:07 pm
Very good news, hopefully he continues this streak and can help Kaiserslauten by scoring a few goals, they really need it.
Anthony Placide
Tuesday March 13, 2012 8:13 pm
and Porter left him out the roster? with no explanation? The us needs to be more agressive to get those players who can score goals. Players such as Terrence Boyd, Andrew Wooten, Tony Taylor, we can't afford to let those guys slip from our hands. Remember Guissepe chose Italy over the US because nobody really went after him. Lack of goals scorers is a good problem for the us national team. So please go after those boys.
Tuesday March 13, 2012 7:48 pm
Hopefully taking Akron-ite Bunbury over Wooten won't come back to bite Porter in the butt. Same goes for Sarkodie over Sheanon Williams...
Tuesday March 13, 2012 6:13 pm
If Wooten scored a hat trick today then that puts him at 18 goals not 15. He had scored 15 goals already prior to todays hat trick. He better continue to get brought into Kaiserslauterns first team.

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