The sudden emergence of Bobby Wood has probably been the most surprising story line of 2015 for the United States men's national team. His rise from relatively unknown quantity to one of the better options at striker for the national team in the span of just 12 months has been quite remarkable to watch and one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dismal year for the team.
In addition to scoring four goals against tough competition for the USMNT this year, he's also banging them in for his club Union Berlin. Today in the club's 3-0 victory over Dusseldorf, the Hawaii-born striker scored an impressive brace. Here are both goals:
The first one saw Wood make a back-shoulder run between the left back and the center back, receive a long pass with a decent first touch into space and then lift his finish over the goalkeeper for a fine goal.
To finish off the brace, Wood found himself in space on the right side of the penalty area, made one sliding defender miss with a slight fake shot, brought the ball onto his weaker left foot and finished calmly. Two lovely goals and a reason to be excited about the USMNT striker in 2016.