U.S. men's national team forward Bobby Wood is now a record-setting striker.
Wood scored in his seventh straight game for Union Berlin, setting a new single-season mark for American forwards in Germany in the process with his two early strikes in a 4-0 win vs. Paderborn on Friday.
Wood scored in the seventh and 13th minutes, giving him 16 goals on the season and snapping Conor Casey's mark of 14 goals, which he scored with Karlsruher in 2003-2004. For his first, he pounced on a turnover in midfield, sliced by three defenders and finished with his right foot.
Wood doubled his tally and extended his personal single-season best to 16 six minutes later, beating a pair of defenders to a long pass off a lightning-quick counterattack and finishing on the breakaway.
Wood and Union Berlin have five games remaining this season, with the club firmly set in the middle of the 2. Bundesliga table.