U.S. men's national team forward Terrence Boyd made his official debut for Red Bull Leipzig Friday, marking a return from a partial ACL tear that had him sidelined for the last 10 weeks.
Boyd, who suffered the injury in a preseason game against Queens Park Rangers on July 26 but did not require surgery, entered Red Bull Leipzig's 2. Bundesliga 1-0 loss to FC Nurnberg in the 61st minute. Nurnberg won on a 74th-minute goal by Alessandro Schopf, and Boyd missed on a chance to equalize in the 81st, according to game reports.
The club went 4-1-4 in the nine regular-season games Boyd missed and also advanced to the second round of the DFB Pokal without him by beating top-flight Paderborn in extra time. Boyd, who scored twice for Red Bull Leipzig in the preseason, had been cleared to fully train with the club 10 days ago.
Boyd, a 23-year-old German-American, is in his first season with the German club after scoring 37 goals in all competitions over the last two seasons with Austria's Rapid Vienna. He made Jurgen Klinsmann's 30-man provisional roster ahead of the World Cup but was one of the final seven cuts. In 13 caps with the senior national team, he has yet to score a goal.