USA forward Terrence Boyd returns, makes official Red Bull Leipzig debut

Friday October 17th, 2014

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. 

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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.

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