USA-eligible forward Andrew Wooten scores in fourth straight game
Andrew Wooten, a German-American forward based in Germany's second division, scored for the fourth straight game Friday in Sandhausen's 2-1 loss to Eintracht Braunschweig.
Wooten, who played for the U.S. Under-23 national team late in 2011, tallied a stoppage-time penalty kick, keeping his streak of scoring – and scoring late – alive. Prior to the loss, he scored a stoppage-time winner over 1860 Munich, and 80th-minute winner over Aalen and an 83rd-minute winner over Greuther Furth – all 1-0 victories in the 2. Bundesliga. The four-goal haul matches his total season haul at FSV Frankfurt last season.
Wooten, who turns 25 next week, is in his first season as a permanent member of Sandhausen after spending the last two seasons on loan from Kaiserslautern there and at FSV Frankfurt. He had been in the Kaiserslautern system since 2009-2010, scoring 15 goals for the reserve team (which played in Germany's fourth division) in 2010-11 and 20 more in 2011-12.
Could Wooten find himself in Jurgen Klinsmann's October camp? He plays in the same league as recent call-up Bobby Wood (1860 Munich) and regular call-up Terrence Boyd (Red Bull Leipzig) and is doing what he can to force himself back onto the U.S. radar by finding the net with regularity. He might not get another chance to play before Klinsmann calls in his next roster, though, as Sandhausen's next game, which is against FSV Frankfurt, is slated for Oct. 5, when the U.S. is expected to convene ahead of friendlies against Ecuador and Honduras on Oct 10 and 14, respectively.