BOYD JOINS RAPID VIENNA
RECAPS
EXTRA TIME
BRIAN SCIARETTA - Monday, June 11, 2012
US national team forward Terrence Boyd has left Borussia Dotrmund after completing his transfer to Austrian Bundesliga club Rapid Vienna

"Indeed Terrence will play next season for Rapid Vienna," Borussia Dortmund press officer Josef Schneck told YA on Tuesday.

Boyd, 21, had a strong season last year for Dortmund's U-23 team scoring 20 goals in 32 games. His performance was a big reason why their U-23 team was promoted out of Germany's Regionalliga and into the 3.Liga.

Despite not making a first team appearance for Dortmund's top team, the German-born Boyd has become a fixture for the US national team in 2012 where he has four caps. On Saturday night against Antigua and Barbuda in the first World Cup, Boyd entered into the game as a second half substitute and became cap-tied to the United States.

Rapid Vienna finished in second place in the Austrian Bundesliga in 2011/12 and will play in the Europa League.
Brent
Thursday June 14, 2012 3:20 am
@ Hunt Daddy- Agreed. Better late than never I guess. Jozy still has plenty of time to develope. About as much time as Boyd does, maybe more. Maybe Boyd is done developing and that's why Dortmund sold him? Who knows? So few make it to the national team on a consistent basis.
ballislyfe
Tuesday June 12, 2012 6:14 pm
Maybe he should've waited a little longer to see if Robert Lewandowski actually leaves for Man U or not. If he were to leave for Man u and Boyd was the next forward in line from the reserves maybe he would have a realistic chance at some playing with the first team.
Hunt Daddy
Tuesday June 12, 2012 2:42 pm
I was referring to how long it took Jozy to mature and develop a work ethic after making his first major move to another club. Think of where he could be now had he taken himself a little more seriously a few years ago.
Ed C.
Tuesday June 12, 2012 10:17 am
Vienna is a good team and the Austrian league is better than you might think, albeit it is not the Prem, Serie A or La Liga. I would put this league above the Scottish one and we have a few guys playing there! Europa League is a show case for a young player, so I say this is a good move. Let's see how he performs in the upcoming season and on the Euro stage. Good luck to the kid!!
Brent
Tuesday June 12, 2012 3:47 am
And Jozy is 22 years old and scored 15 goals in 34 appearances for AZ last year. That is quite good even if it is only the dutch league.
I wonder who will turn out better?
Cole Joseph
Tuesday June 12, 2012 1:21 am
This is a fantastic move for Boyd. For everyone saying that this move is stupid or that it will take him off the "radar" that is just ridiculous. It makes no sense for him to move from one top club where he sits the bench to another top club where he would also sit the bench. Now he can show the top clubs of Europe that he is capable of excelling in a top-flight league. Watch, he will probably have two very good seasons and then transfer back to Dortmund and be a starter. Or else to some other club in a top league.
boba...
Tuesday June 12, 2012 12:45 am
actually I dont think Fabian Johnson is cap tied to the US yet, he has to play a senior mens match (not Friendly). Not sure if hes already played in one.
Hunt Daddy
Monday June 11, 2012 7:57 pm
I think this is a great move for Terrence. He's going to be (hopefully) fighting for first team mins with a club that is competing on the continent. Quite a step up from the Regionalliga if you ask pretty much anyone that is a fan of Euro soccer. He would have 'disappeared from the radar' if he stayed buried on the depth chart at Dortmund. I hope he makes the most of this opportunity unlike the last highly-touted young American striker that took the plunge in Europe :cough: Jozy
twr96
Monday June 11, 2012 7:42 pm
I like the move to get starting time.
Bent Tolfsen
Monday June 11, 2012 5:28 pm
Bobeto: On 25 August 2011, Johnson was called up to the United States national team by head coach Jürgen Klinsmann for friendly matches with Costa Rica (2 September) and Belgium (6 September),[3] but was not able to play as his required paperwork for a one-time FIFA nationality switch of Germany to United States was still in the works.[4] Johnson's one-time switch was approved by FIFA and he will only be able to represent the United States at the international level.
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