Sometimes a player gets hot at the right time.
Last weekend, American striker Andrew Wooten scored the first goal in his club’s 3-1 win over FC Nürnberg.
Wooten is currently the fourth-leading scorer in the 2. Bundesliga, with eight goals in 14 matches. Including the DFB-Pokal (Germany’s domestic cup competition), he has nine goals and three assists this season.
The 27-year old striker plays for SV Sandhausen, currently in 9th place in the 2. Bundesliga. He began his career with Wormatia before spending time with FC Kaiserslautern and FSV Frankfurt. His current contract ends next summer, so he should be in line for either an extension and a raise or a move to a bigger club if his current form continues.
Wooten has been on the periphery of the USMNT player pool in the past. He was called into U-23 and senior team camps, and made one appearance in a 2015 friendly against Costa Rica.
New U.S. head coach Bruce Arena recently met with German-based players Fabian Johnson, John Brooks, Bobby Wood, Christian Pulisic, and Timmy Chandler. While he did not meet with Wooten, he may be forced to consider the striker if his high scoring form continues.
The U.S. currently enjoys an increasingly diverse and deep group of attackers including Pulisic, Jozy Altidore, Bobby Wood, and Jordan Morris, but what national team wouldn’t benefit from the addition of another in-form striker (or two)?