Bobby Wood leaves USMNT camp early to complete loan in Germany
Striker Bobby Wood has left the U.S. men's national team's training camp early to return to Germany to finish a loan assignment, U.S. Soccer announced on Monday.
Wood returned to Germany on Monday to complete a loan from 1860 Munich to FC Erzgebirge Aue, another Bundesliga 2 team, that will last until June 2017. Wood has made six appearances for the US, including the first half of the team's 3-2 loss to Chile last week.
U.S. Soccer said it has not added a replacement player to the roster for the exhibition match against Panama on Sunday.
The 22-year-old has made seven appearances for 1860 Munich this season, none since October. Wood joined the 1860 Munich system in 2007, moving to the first team in 2011. During the 2013-2014 season, he played in 26 matches and scored eight goals.
Currently, 1860 Munich is 15th of 18 teams in the Bundesliga 2, with a 4-5-10 record. FC Erzgebirge Aue, at 3-5-11, is in last place in the league.
- Christopher Woody