UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
Planet Futbol

Heating up: Terrence Boyd scores two more goals for Rapid Vienna

Terrence Boyd U.S. forward Terrence Boyd has scored four goals in his last two games for Rapid Vienna. (Christian Hofer/Getty Images)

With competition for U.S. World Cup roster spots at its fiercest as pre-tournament camp approaches, forward Terrence Boyd is doing what he can to remain on manager Jurgen Klinsmann's radar.

For the second straight game, Boyd scored two goals for Rapid Vienna, tallying both of his team's goals in a 2-1 win over first-place Red Bull Salzburg in Austria's Bundesliga. The second came in the 84th minute of a tie game.

CREDITOR: Dempsey stays on fire with two more goals

The league race is over, with Salzburg 21 points clear of Boyd's Rapid, but the win almost certainly ensures that Rapid will partake in next season's UEFA Europa League. The club sits six points clear of fourth-place Grodig (second and third place go to Europa League) with two games to go, and Rapid has an edge of 22 in goal differential.

BIRD: Eddie Johnson provides pinpoint assist, leaves with apparent injury

As for Boyd, after going six games without a goal, he has four in his last two games, giving him 18 in all competitions this season. He matched his league total of 13 from last season with his two Saturday, and he set a new personal best of goals in all competitions while playing in a top-tier league, eclipsing his total of 17 last season. He scored 20 goals for Borussia Dortmund's second team in 2011-12.

CREDITOR: Brooks tallies for Hertha Berlin

Is it enough to secure a pre-World Cup camp roster spot? If not, Boyd has two more chances to state his case.

More Planet Futbol

SI.com

Drag this icon to your bookmark bar.
Then delete your old SI.com bookmark.

SI.com

Click the share icon to bookmark us.