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USMNT Transfer Rumors: Bobby Wood to VfB Stuttgart?

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A report in Germany states that the in-form American striker could be headed to the German top flight.

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Could another American be joining VfB Stuttgart? 1860 Munich have agreed a €1.2 Million fee with Stuttgart to acquire in-form USMNT striker Bobby Wood, popular German news outlet Bild reports.

Wood's former manager at 1860, Alex Schmidt, is now a scout for VfB and has always been a believer in the American's talents. "I am convinced of his qualities. He has the makings of a Bundesliga player." Schmidt said during his 1860 reign.

After an amazing six day stretch with the USMNT that saw him score game-winning goals against the Netherlands and world champion Germany, the striker could be on his way to the Bundesliga to prove his former boss right.

Wood, 22, split time between 2.Bundesliga sides 1860 Munich and Erzgebirge Aue last season. He struggled to find playing time with his parent club, 1860, who eventually loaned him out to Erzgebirge Aue in January. Wood managed a respectable three goals in nine games while on loan.

The Hawaiian-born Wood could join fellow American Jerome Kieswetter at Stuttgart. Kiesewetter, who had an impressive Toulon Tournament for the USA U-23's, was just promoted to the Stuttgart first team squad earlier this month.

Despite his two winning goals against top competition, Wood found himself left off the Gold Cup provisional roster. One reason for this could have been to allow the striker to settle his club situation in hopes of finding him stable playing time.

(h/t to the great Brian Sciaretta)