United States striker Terrence Boyd could soon see himself back with the USMNT according to one of the team’s assistant coaches.
Boyd is close to returning to competitive soccer after competing in several preseason friendlies for his club team, RB Leipzig. The German-American has finally recovered from a knee injury that’s kept him out for the majority of the past two years. USMNT assistant and U-23 head coach Andi Herzog went to Germany to get a status update on the big forward and came away impressed according to Bild.
"I did not expect him in to be in this type of form. Terrence is a fighter.” Herzog said.
After watching Boyd in some of the club’s friendlies, Herzog exclaimed that the striker would be in contention for a USMNT call-up as soon as he reaches match fitness.
"He needs some more match practice. But if he continues like this, he will soon be a candidate again for the national team.”
His last cap for the USMNT came in March of 2014, a 2-0 loss to Ukraine. If he can stay healthy and perform for his club, he’d be a huge addition to the national team’s striker pool.
Unfortunately, that’s still a big “If” at this point. We’ve been teased several times by a Terrence Boyd comeback only for him to get hurt again. While it’s fine to get excited about his possible return to the USMNT setup, that excitement should be heavily guarded with caution until he can prove he can stay healthy.