Terrence Boyd scores fifth goal in last three games for Rapid Vienna

Sunday May 4th, 2014

USA and Rapid Vienna forward Terrence Boyd (Samuel Kubani/AFP/Getty Images)

Terrence Boyd is probably in the best form of any American No. 9 at the end of the European league season. He scored again on Sunday, his fifth goal in the last three games to follow two-goal games in each of the last two weeks.

Boyd's goal came in the 34th minute against Wacker Innsbruck. It ended up being the winner, as Vienna won 2-0 to extend the gap in the standings above third-placed Austria Vienna to six points.

Boyd only scored once in all of March, finding a goal in a 6-3 loss to Red Bull Salzburg on March 2 before the United States' match against Ukraine. Since then, it's been quiet on the Austrian front, until Boyd broke out with a brace on April 20 at Grödig.

He followed that up by scoring twice against Salzburg at home, netting his team's first and then putting home the winner in the 84th minute after the visitors equalized. With his goal on Sunday against Innsbruck, Boyd has scored against the Bundesliga's top-placed club and bottom-placed club in the past two weeks. The 23-year-old is yet to score for the U.S. senior national team in 13 caps, but he hasn't enjoyed a sustained run of playing time for Jürgen Klinsmann's team yet. His end-of-season form ensures that he should at least get a look during the U.S.'s camp in California this month, where he could earn one of the final spots on the team's 23-man World Cup roster.

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