Real Salt Lake signed Bobby Wooden via 2023 on Friday, bringing the United States national workforce veteran and longtime Bundesliga striker to MLS for the 1st time.
Wooden, 28, will be part of RSL on the expiration of his contract with Hamburg in Germany’s 2. Bundesliga.
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“It was truly important for me to get into a club that felt like a spouse and children and that’s why it feels so very good to come into Serious Salt Lake. In speaking with the coaches, that was the vibe I obtained and built it an effortless conclusion,” Wooden mentioned in a news launch. “I am energized for this new chapter and challenge and I want to make it as prosperous as attainable.”
The Hawaii native has been actively playing professionally in Germany since 2010, starting off out at 1860 Munich at 18 a long time previous. He moved to Union Berlin for the 2015-16 year and registered 17 plans in 31 matches, triggering a move to the leading flight with Hamburg in 2016. In the Bundesliga from 2016-19, he scored 7 ambitions with Hamburg and three far more while on mortgage at Hannover 96.
“We are exceptionally enthusiastic to welcome Bobby and his relatives to Salt Lake Metropolis and our Club. His tested track-report as a purpose scorer, merged with his operate rate and tenacity will be priceless additions to our roster,” RSL normal supervisor Elliot Tumble reported. “He is a participant who we have tracked for quite a few yrs and are pretty acquainted with from his in depth experience with the U.S. Countrywide Team. Over the final quite a few months, we have experienced the enjoyment to get to know him extra personally and have the utmost self-confidence he will have a favourable effects on our roster and locker area for a long time to appear.”
Internationally, Wood has scored 13 aims in 45 caps with the USMNT. He scored most not too long ago in a 2018 helpful in opposition to Colombia.
“We are enthusiastic to have Bobby arrive in to give us a fantastic selection of his quality in our attack,” RSL mentor Freddy Juarez mentioned. “He brings lots of several years of European working experience and expertise with our national group and we are seeking forward to obtaining him below to contend and make every person greater.”
Real Salt Lake open up the 2021 common period on April 24 at Minnesota United.