Bobby Wood broke a two-month long goal scoring drought on Saturday with his third goal of the Bundesliga season for a very poor Hamburg.
While the team got beat by Mainz, 3-1, on the day, the USMNT striker scored the match’s opening goal with a very nice right-footed strike from the top of the box:
Wood started the scoring play with some lovely hold-up play in the midfield and a smart chipped ball on a teammate. His ensuing run eventually paid off as he collected a pass near the top of the box. Wasting no time, he unleashed a ferocious shot to the near post that beat the goalkeeper and gave his side the lead temporarily.
This is his first club goal since scoring a brace in the German Cup in late October and his first league goal since a tally against Bayer Leverkusen on September 10.
It’s going to be a very rough season for Wood as he’s a part of a struggling Hamburg side, who sit in the relegation zone. He’ll have to do his best to lift his personal stock and hope another club comes calling at the end of the season if Hamburg do get relegated.