WOOTEN SIGNS THREE YEAR EXTENSION
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BRIAN SCIARETTA - Tuesday, May 1, 2012
US U-23 forward Andrew Wooten is set to sign a new deal tomorrow with Kaiserslautern that will keep him at the club through 2015.

"We will sign the contract tomorrow afternoon," Wooten's agent Ingo Haspel told YA on Tuesday confirming the deal.

Wooten, 22, put up phenominal numbers this season for Kaiserslautern's U-23 team with 20 goals on the year. That success saw him earn playing time with the first team towards the end of the season.

The German-born Wooten has started the last two games for Kaiserslautern's senior team who are in the Bundesliga but are in last place and will be in the 2.Bundesliga next year.

Wooten holds an American passport through his American-born father who served in the US military and was stationed in Germany. As a teenager, Wooten lived briefly in Virginia but returned to Germany to pursue his soccer career.

Wooten has not been capped by the senior US national team but was called into several U-23 camps over the winter.
Ross
Tuesday May 1, 2012 9:14 pm
Not to mention that Jozy is still what, 23? Plus Agudelo and Sapong. Tons of young attacking talent.
Alex
Tuesday May 1, 2012 5:10 pm
It is a real good thing that there are so many Americans playing abroad that I am beginning to lose track. It is also good that merely playing in Europe isn't enough to get a spot on the USMNT but one must now excel. That said Jurgen Klinsmann really has a challenge trying to keep track of the player pool and try to compare performances across different leagues. More than any other nation the USA absolutely needs to schedule more "meaningless friendlies" so that our players get a chance to prove themselves in an apples to apples comparison.
Cole Joseph
Tuesday May 1, 2012 1:13 pm
This good news. Too bad they're getting relegated though but it should mean that he gets lots of playing time next year and earns a regular spot in the starting lineup.
Between him and Boyd, the usmnt future at the striker position looks pretty good.
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