MIAMI (AP) — American defender John Brooks will miss the CONCACAF Gold Cup because of a knee ligament injury, joining DeAndre Yedlin on the sidelines.
Wright gets 1st goal, 8th American to score in Bundesliga
Haji Wright became the second young American in less than two weeks to score his first Bundesliga goal.
The 20-year-old forward from Los Angeles scored in first-half stoppage time with the help of fellow American Weston McKennie, Schalke's only goal of the night in a 2-1 loss to visiting Bayer Levekusen on Wednesday.
Gladbach reclaims 2nd in Bundesliga despite early Wood goal
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Moenchengladbach reclaimed second place in the Bundesliga on Sunday with another fine attacking display in a 4-1 rout of Hannover.
Only league leader Borussia Dortmund has scored more goals (35) in 12 rounds so far, as Gladbach took its tally to 30 despite starting on the wrong foot.
Pulisic plays 2nd US match in 13 months, starts vs England
LONDON (AP) — Christian Pulisic played his second game with the U.S. national team in 13 months, returning to the lineup for Thursday night's exhibition against England.
The 20-year-old midfielder was part of a five-man midfield in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Weston McKennie and Wil Trapp in deep positions and Julian Green flanked by Pulisic and Tim Weah — a son of former FIFA Player of the Year and current Liberia President George Weah.
Hannover holds Borussia Dortmund to 0-0 in Bundesliga
HANNOVER, Germany (AP) — Hannover held visiting Borussia Dortmund to the Bundesliga's first scoreless draw of the season to start the second round on Friday.
The home side dominated possession but Dortmund went closest in the first half. Marco Reus twice gave Hannover a scare before the break, Michael Esser's outstretched leg saving his first effort while the crossbar denied his second minutes later.
HANNOVER, Germany (AP) — United States striker Bobby Wood switched to Bundesliga side Hannover from relegated Hamburger SV on Monday.
The 25-year-old Wood joined on loan for one year, with the option to then make the switch permanent, Hannover said in a statement.
The Hawaii-born forward is the club's third loan signing of the summer, after Kevin Wimmer (from Tottenham) and Takuma Asano (Arsenal).
CHICAGO (AP) — Midfielder Christian Pulisic was among seven players dropped from the U.S. roster for exhibitions at Ireland and France, and 10 additions included defender DeAndre Yedlin, midfielder Tyler Adams and forward Bobby Wood.
Weah debuts, Wood scores and US beats Paraguay 1-0
CARY, N.C. (AP) — Tim Weah ran onto the field wearing bright orange boots, the first player born in the 2000s to play for the United States.
"This is what I've been waiting for my whole life," said the 18-year-old, the son of Liberian President George Weah, the 1995 FIFA Player of the Year. "I'm really appreciative of the chance that the coaching staff has given me, and I'm hoping that I get more call-ups."
Hamburg’s relegation worries remain after Hannover draw
BERLIN (AP) — Hamburger SV failed to ease its relegation worries after being held to a 1-1 draw by Hannover in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Filip Kostic prevented an even worse outcome for hosts Hamburg when he scored late to salvage the draw, but Hamburg remains in the drop zone with 13 games left after its eighth match without a win.
Hamburg, the only side to have played every Bundesliga season since the league started in 1963, is three points behind Mainz in the relegation play-off place.
Bundesliga’s 1,000th own-goal helps Hamburg beat Hoffenheim
BERLIN (AP) — Helped by the Bundesliga's 1,000th own-goal, Hamburger SV defeated Hoffenheim 3-0 for its second straight win at home on Sunday.
With five defeats from six away league games so far, Hamburg was banking on points at the Volksparkstadion to stay above the relegation zone following Freiburg's defeat of Mainz on Saturday.
"It's important that we become a force at home again," Hamburg defender Dennis Diekmeier said.
Promoted Hannover beats Hamburg, maintains unbeaten start
HANNOVER, Germany (AP) — Promoted Hannover defeated injury-hit Hamburger SV 2-0 at home in the "little northern derby" to maintain its fine start to the Bundesliga on Friday.
Second-half goals from Martin Harnik and Ihlas Bebou, on his first home appearance for Hannover, gave Andre Breitenreiter's side its third win from four games and maintained its unbeaten start.
US forward Bobby Wood misses Hamburg’s Bundesliga game
HANNOVER, Germany (AP) — United States forward Bobby Wood was missing for Hamburger SV in its Bundesliga game at promoted Hannover on Friday due to a reported knee injury.
Kicker magazine and local media report that Wood, who had one goal from Hamburg's first three league games, has been bothered by a knee problem since the international break.
Ream, Wood gets starts for US against Costa Rica
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Tim Ream was paired with Geoff Cameron in central defense, and Bobby Wood started at forward with Jozy Altidore for the United States' World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica on Friday night.
Tim Howard was in goal, with Graham Zusi at right back and Jorge Villafana at left back. Captain Michael Bradley was in defensive midfield, with teenage star Christian Pulisic on the right flank, Darlington Nagbe in the center and Fabian Johnson on the left.
Healthy again, Bobby Wood figures to play key role for US
WHIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Bobby Wood still refuses to say whether he was playing with an injured knee last spring.
Enjoying a breakout first season in the Bundesliga, the 24-year-old American forward missed a pair of World Cup qualifiers in March because of a back injury, then didn't score in Hamburg's final nine games. German media reported he had hurt a knee, and Hamburg coach Markus Gisdol said in May: "He's trained for weeks on painkillers. He plays on painkillers."
US National Soccer Competition Heats Up
Hamburg beats Cologne 3-1 in game stopped by ref’s injury
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Hamburger SV defeated Cologne 3-1 for its second consecutive win to start the Bundesliga in a match stopped for nearly 10 minutes because of an injury to the referee on Friday.
Referee Felix Brych was hurt early in the second half and the match had to be halted until he was replaced by the fourth official.
Brych apparently injured a muscle while running by himself near midfield. He limped to the locker rooms and never came back.
Hamburg exits German Cup, loses to 10-man Osnabrueck
BERLIN (AP) — Even against 10 men from the third division, Hamburger SV couldn't get past the German Cup's first round.
Osnabrueck beat the Bundesliga side 3-1 Sunday to repeat its 2009 feat, when it defeated Hamburg on penalties.
There was no need for penalties this time as Osnabrueck — which is yet to win after four games in the third division — again spoiled Hamburg's start to the season.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Jozy Altidore was paired with Clint Dempsey at forward as the American resumed World Cup qualifying on Thursday night against Trinidad and Tobago.
Altidore replaced Bobby Wood, the only change from the lineup that started Saturday's 1-1 exhibition tie against Venezuela. Altidore arrived to training camp late after attending his brother's wedding.
US set to face Venezuela in exhibition game
SANDY, Utah (AP) — This is no ordinary exhibition soccer game for the United States. Already in a tough spot in World Cup qualifying, the Americans are trying to regroup before qualifying resumes next week against Trinidad and Tobago and Mexico.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — As a youngster in Hawaii, the significance of the World Cup never dawned on forward Bobby Wood. Full disclosure: He didn't even know what it was.
He understands now.
With his balky back feeling better, Wood hopes to provide a spark for the Americans as the squad resumes the final round of World Cup qualifying. He's been playing hurt in high-stress games with Hamburg, which wasn't assured of Bundesliga survival until the last day of the season.
With key World Cup qualifiers coming up, coach Bruce Arena has called in a mixture of veterans and young players for the U.S. team's training camp in Denver.
BERLIN (AP) — Hamburger SV and Mainz played out a scoreless draw Sunday, leaving both teams in danger of relegation with two rounds of the Bundesliga to go.
Hamburg's Christian Mathenia was the busiest of the two 'keepers in a scrappy game of few clear-cut chances. Mathenia produced a good save to deny Jhon Cordoba and then Yoshinori Muto from the rebound early on.
A long ball put Bobby Wood in a good position at the other end but Mainz captain Stefan Bell cleared for a corner.
Lletget, Brooks dropped from US roster; Arriola added
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — An already banged-up U.S. soccer team lost four more players heading into Tuesday's World Cup qualifier at Panama, including two starters from Friday night's 6-0 victory against Honduras.
Midfielder Sebastian Lletget, defenders John Brooks and Michael Orozco, and forward Jordan Morris were dropped by U.S. coach Bruce Arena, who added midfielder Paul Arriola on Saturday.
The U.S. already was without defender DeAndre Yedlin, midfielder Fabian Johnson and forward Bobby Wood.
BERLIN (AP) — American Bobby Wood had another game to remember on Sunday, scoring a late winner after his earlier goal was disallowed as Hamburger SV beat Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1 to boost its Bundesliga survival chances.
Hamburg’s Bobby Wood banned for 3 Bundesliga matches
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — United States forward Bobby Wood, who has scored Hamburg's only two Bundesliga goals this season, has been suspended for three matches.
The suspension is another setback for the last-place team in the Bundesliga. Hamburg has no wins and only two points from two draws after nine matches.
Hamburg forward Wood sent off as Cologne wins in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Hamburger SV forward Bobby Wood was sent off Sunday in a 3-0 defeat at Cologne that left the side struggling at the bottom of the Bundesliga.
Hamburg paid an immediate price for the American's dismissal with Anthony Modeste grabbing the first of his three goals three minutes afterward.
Boyd, Agudelo added to US roster for New Zealand as 9 depart
CHICAGO (AP) — Five of the starters from the United States' 2-0 win at Cuba have been released to return to their clubs and will miss Tuesday's exhibition against New Zealand in Washington, D.C.