Bobby Wood is reportedly set to take his talent from the German second division side Union Berlin to the top level of German soccer in the Bundesliga with Hamburg SV. Wood has signed a four-year deal with Hamburg until the summer of 2020.
Wood set a German league record for goals by an American in a top German league with 17 goals in 30 games.
The 23 year-old Wood was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and has made 16 appearances for the US Men's National Team (USMNT) recording 4 goals. Most notabely in the 2015 friendlies against the Netherlands and Germany. Wood was named on the 40-player Copa America provisional Roster and we will wait and see if he makes it on the full roster.
The Columbus Crew have officially traded star forward Kei Kamara to the New England Revolution. In return, the Revs will send an undisclosed amount of General Allocation Money (GAM), Technical Allocation Money (TAM), a 2016 first-round draft pick, a 2017 second-round draft pick, and an international roster spot.
Kamara finished as the runner-up for the MLS Golden Boot award with 22 goals last season for the Crew. Kamara was recently suspended for one game due to his rant against teammate Higuain after a disagreement on the field over who would take the Columbus penalty kick. Kamara was upset that he did not take the PK on what could have been his first career hat trick.
The Revolution now have a plethora of forward options with Kamara, Charlie Davies, Juan Agudelo and Teal Bunberry. It will be interesting to see how Kamara fits into the mix. Columbus meanwhile only has two forwards left on the roster, Ola Kamara and 35 year-old Conor Casey. Expect the Crew to go shopping for a new forward option with the new roster spot and/or the new found cash pile.
US Men's National Team forward Jordan Morris is on a hot streak for the Seattle Sounders. Morris has tallied a goal in each of the past four games. By notching his fourth goal of the season Morris has tied the single season record for goals by a rookie for the Sounders and an MLS record for consecutive weeks with a goal by a rookie. Not bad, huh?
The latest goal sealed a win for the Sounders against San Jose Earthquakes. Morris launched a long range shot from approximately 30 yards out that was able to beat San Jose keeper and fellow USMNT member David Bingham at the near post.
Keep it up Jordan!