Bobby Wood (soccer)

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Bobby Wood
Bobby Wood 1860 2011 2.JPG
Wood at practice with 1860 Munich in 2011.
Personal information
Full name Bobby Shou Wood
Date of birth (1992-11-15) November 15, 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Hamburger SV
Number 7
Youth career
1999–2005 Powder Edge SC
2005–2007 Irvine Strikers
2007–2010 1860 Munich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 1860 Munich II 46 (12)
2011–2015 1860 Munich 50 (3)
2015 Erzgebirge Aue (loan) 9 (3)
2015–2016 Union Berlin 31 (17)
2016– Hamburger SV 20 (5)
National team
2010–2011 United States U20 6 (4)
2011 United States U23 1 (0)
2013– United States 29 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:20, 18 March 2017(UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 17, 2016

Bobby Shou Wood (born November 15, 1992) is an American professional soccer player who currently plays as a striker for German club Hamburger SV of the Bundesliga.[1] He has also represented the United States internationally.

Youth and early career[edit]

Wood is of African-American and Japanese ancestry.[2] He began his youth career in 1999 with Powder Edge SC located in Honolulu, Hawaii. He moved to California in 2005 to play with the Irvine Strikers.

Club career[edit]

Wood relocated to Germany in July 2007 to join the academy of 1860 Munich.

1860 Munich[edit]

On January 29, 2011, Wood made his professional debut coming on in the 82nd minute as a substitute during a 2. Bundesliga match against MSV Duisburg.[3]

Wood made his first career start for 1860 Munich in October 2011 against F.C. Hansa Rostock.[4] On November 30, 2012, against VfR Aalen, Wood scored his first professional goal to secure a 1–1 draw for 1860 Munich.[5]

In December 2012, Wood signed his first professional contract, extending his stay with 1860 through the 2016 season.[6]

Loan to Erzgebirge Aue[edit]

In February 2015, Wood moved to fellow 2. Bundesliga side Erzgebirge Aue signing a contract until 2017.[7] For Aue, Wood made nine league appearances and scored three goals before seeing the club relegated to 3. Liga for the first time in six years.

Union Berlin[edit]

In July 2015, Wood signed a three-year contract with 1. FC Union Berlin for an undisclosed fee.[8] In his Union Berlin debut season, Wood broke the record for goals scored by an American in a single season in Germany's top two flights.[9]

Hamburger SV[edit]

On May 15, 2016, Wood signed a four-year deal with Hamburger SV.[10] On August 27, Wood made his Bundesliga debut with Hamburg against FC Ingolstadt. In the 1–1 draw, Wood scored the opening goal with a fantastic strike from the edge of the box, beating out Ingolstadt defender Marvin Matip for a long pass from keeper René Adler. After his debut, manager Bruno Labbadia commented that Wood "has lots of pace and uses his body skillfully".[11] His goal was later voted as the Goal of the Week in the Bundesliga.[12] Wood scored the first goal on September 10 at Bayer Leverkusen after Bayer keeper Bernd Leno came well off his line, but a late hat trick from Joel Pohjanpalo made the result 3–1 in favor of Bayer.[13]

Following the match against Leverkusen, however, the entire Hamburg team entered a dry spell in scoring lasting over a month, resulting in the sacking of Labbadia on September 25.[14] Wood made his first start under new manager Markus Gisdol on October 25 in their second round DFB-Pokal match against Hallescher FC, scoring twice in the 4–0 victory.[15] However, their problems in the league persisted, culminating in Wood being sent off in his first Bundesliga start under Gisdol, coming five days later at FC Köln.[16] After the match, Gisdol told reporters that Wood's red card, given when he elbowed Köln defender Dominique Heintz in the stomach, was "inexcusable",[17] and Wood was handed a three-match ban by the DFB.[18]

International career[edit]

In May 2013, Wood was named to a preliminary United States' 35-man roster for the 2013 Gold Cup.[19] Wood made his senior international debut in a friendly match against Bosnia and Herzegovina in August 2013.[20][21]

Wood scored his first senior international goal in June 2015, a game-winner in a 4–3 victory against the Netherlands. Five days later, Wood scored the game-winning goal in a 2–1 friendly victory against top-ranked Germany in Cologne.[22] In the 2015 CONCACAF Cup against Mexico to decide which team would qualify for the 2017 Confederations Cup, coach Jürgen Klinsmann substituted Wood on in the 98th minute, after Mexico scored the go-ahead goal in extra time. Wood scored the tying goal in the 108th minute on a through ball from DeAndre Yedlin, but the United States ended up losing the match on an additional extra time goal from Mexico.

Career statistics[edit]

Wood training with TSV 1860 Munich in 2011

Club[edit]

As of 18 March 2017
Club Season League Cup1 Total Ref.
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1860 Munich II 2009–10 Regionalliga Süd 1 0 1 0 [23]
2010–11 8 2 8 2 [24]
2011–12 10 2 10 2 [24]
2012–13 Regionalliga Bayern 26 8 26 8 [24]
2013–14 1 0 1 0 [24]
Totals 46 12 46 12
1860 Munich 2010–11 2. Bundesliga 5 0 0 0 5 0 [24]
2011–12 3 0 1 0 4 0 [24]
2012–13 15 3 1 0 16 3 [24]
2013–14 21 0 1 0 22 0 [24]
2014–15 6 0 1 0 7 0 [24]
Totals 50 3 4 0 54 3
Erzgebirge Aue (loan) 2014–15 2. Bundesliga 9 3 0 0 9 3 [24]
Union Berlin 2015–16 31 17 1 0 32 17 [25]
Hamburg 2016–17 Bundesliga 20 5 4 4 24 9
Career totals 156 40 9 4 165 44

International[edit]

International statistics[edit]

As of November 11, 2016[26]
National team Year Apps Goals
United States
2013 1 0
2014 4 0
2015 9 4
2016 15 4
Total 29 8

International goals[edit]

No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 June 5, 2015 Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands  Netherlands
4–3
4–3
Friendly
2 June 10, 2015 RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany  Germany
2–1
2–1
Friendly
3 October 10, 2015 Rose Bowl, Pasadena, United States  Mexico
2–2
2–3
2015 CONCACAF Cup
4 November 13, 2015 Busch Stadium, St. Louis, United States  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
1–1
6–1
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
5 May 22, 2016 Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium, Bayamón, Puerto Rico  Puerto Rico
2–0
3–1
Friendly
6 June 7, 2016 Soldier Field, Chicago, United States  Costa Rica
3–0
4–0
Copa América Centenario
7 September 2, 2016 Arnos Vale Stadium, Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
1–0
6–0
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
8 November 11, 2016 MAPFRE Stadium, Columbus, United States  Mexico
1–1
1–2
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bobby Wood wechselt zum HSV" (in German). hsv.de. May 15, 2016. Retrieved May 15, 2016. 
  2. ^ Sciaretta, Brian (December 18, 2012). "Yanks Abroad: Working for 1860 Munich". New York Times. Retrieved June 10, 2015. 
  3. ^ Smith, David (January 29, 2011). "Duisburg Fights Back To Draw 1860". Yanks-Abroad.com. Retrieved January 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Hansa jubelt! Larteys Standards entscheiden den Ausscheidungskampf" (in German). kicker.de. October 14, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Woods erster Torjubel beschert das Remis" (in German). kicker.de. November 30, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American Exports: Wood inks first pro deal with 1860". mlssoccer.com. December 17, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ "FC Erzgebirge künftig mit Golobart und Wood" [FC Erzgebirge now with Golobart and Wood] (in German). fc-erzgebirge.de. February 2, 2015. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  8. ^ "1. FC Union Berlin". 
  9. ^ "Bobby Wood scores brace to break U.S. Soccer record in Germany". Fox Sports. Retrieved April 8, 2016. 
  10. ^ "U.S. striker Bobby Wood signs for Hamburg on four-year contract". ESPNFC.com. 
  11. ^ "Tor zur Premiere: Bobby macht es wie Bruno". Hamburger Morgenpost (in German). August 28, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Matchday 1 Goal of the Week winner: USMNT star Bobby Wood". Bundesliga. September 1, 2016. 
  13. ^ Castillo, Arielle (September 10, 2016). "USMNT: Bobby Wood gets second goal in second Bundesliga game for HSV". MLS Soccer. 
  14. ^ "Bruno Labbadia: Hamburg sack manager after poor start to the season". BBC Sport. September 25, 2016. 
  15. ^ Uersfeld, Stephan (October 26, 2016). "Bobby Wood ends Hamburg goal drought with brace in DFB Pokal". ESPN FC. 
  16. ^ "Bobby Wood sent off as Cologne rout Hamburg". ESPN FC. October 30, 2016. 
  17. ^ Uersfeld, Stephan (October 31, 2016). "Bobby Wood red card 'inexcusable' in Hamburg rout – Markus Gisdol". ESPN FC. 
  18. ^ "DREI SPIELE SPERRE FÜR HAMBURGS WOOD" [Three game ban for Hamburg's Wood]. Deutscher Fussball-Bund (in German). November 1, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Gold Cup: Landon Donovan, Oguchi Onyewu, Carlos Bocanegra on preliminary 35-man USMNT roster". mlssoccer.com. May 31, 2013. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Altidore Hat Trick Powers U.S. MNT to 4–3 Victory Against Bosnia-Herzegovina". ussoccer.com. August 14, 2013. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  21. ^ "U.S. earns historic come-from-behind win over Bosnia". espnfc.com. August 14, 2013. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  22. ^ "USA – B. Wood – Profile with news, career statistics and history – Soccerway". 
  23. ^ "Bobby Wood". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  24. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Bobby Wood » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  25. ^ "Bobby Wood". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  26. ^ "USA – B. Wood – Profile with news, career statistics and history". soccerway.com. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 

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