Wood playing for the United States in 2018
|Full name||Bobby Shou Wood|
|Date of birth||November 15, 1992|
|Place of birth||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
(on loan from Hamburger SV)
|1999–2005||Powder Edge SC|
|2010–2013||1860 Munich II||46||(12)|
|2015||→ Erzgebirge Aue (loan)||9||(3)|
|2018–||→ Hannover 96 (loan)||17||(3)|
|2010–2011||United States U20||6||(4)|
|2011||United States U23||1||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of February 12, 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 20, 2018
Bobby Shou Wood (born November 15, 1992) is an American professional soccer player who currently plays as a striker for German club Hannover 96 of the Bundesliga, and the United States internationally.
- 1 Youth and early career
- 2 Club career
- 3 International career
- 4 Career statistics
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Youth and early career
Wood was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to a mother with partial Japanese ancestry and a father with African American ancestry. He began his youth career in 1999 with Powder Edge SC, located in Honolulu, Hawaii. He moved to California in 2005 to play with the Irvine Strikers.
Wood made his first career start for 1860 Munich in October 2011 against F.C. Hansa Rostock. On November 30, 2012, against VfR Aalen, Wood scored his first professional goal to secure a 1–1 draw for 1860 Munich.
Loan to Erzgebirge Aue
In February 2015, Wood moved to fellow 2. Bundesliga side Erzgebirge Aue signing a contract until 2017. For Aue, Wood made nine league appearances and scored three goals before seeing the club relegated to 3. Liga for the first time in six years.
In July 2015, Wood signed a three-year contract with 1. FC Union Berlin for an undisclosed fee. In his Union Berlin debut season, Wood broke the record for goals scored by an American in a single season in Germany's top two flights.
On May 15, 2016, Wood signed a four-year deal with Hamburger SV. On August 27, Wood made his Bundesliga debut with Hamburg against FC Ingolstadt. In the 1–1 draw, Wood scored the opening goal with a fantastic strike from the edge of the box, beating out Ingolstadt defender Marvin Matip after receiving a long pass from keeper René Adler. After his debut, manager Bruno Labbadia commented that Wood "has lots of pace and uses his body skillfully". His goal was later voted as the Goal of the Week in the Bundesliga. Wood scored the first goal on September 10 at Bayer Leverkusen after Bayer keeper Bernd Leno came well off his line, but a late hat trick from Joel Pohjanpalo made the result 3–1 in favor of Bayer.
Following the match against Leverkusen, however, the entire Hamburg team entered a dry spell in scoring lasting over a month, resulting in the sacking of Labbadia on September 25. Wood made his first start under new manager Markus Gisdol on October 25 in their second round DFB-Pokal match against Hallescher FC, scoring twice in the 4–0 victory. However, their problems in the league persisted, culminating in Wood being sent off in his first Bundesliga start under Gisdol, coming five days later at FC Köln. After the match, Gisdol told reporters that Wood's red card, given when he elbowed Köln defender Dominique Heintz in the stomach, was "inexcusable", and Wood was handed a three-match ban by the DFB.
Loan to Hannover 96
In May 2013, Wood was named to a preliminary United States' 35-man roster for the 2013 Gold Cup. Wood made his senior international debut in a friendly match against Bosnia and Herzegovina in August 2013.
Wood scored his first senior international goal in June 2015, a game-winner in a 4–3 victory against the Netherlands. Five days later, Wood scored the game-winning goal in a 2–1 friendly victory against top-ranked Germany in Cologne. In the 2015 CONCACAF Cup against Mexico to decide which team would qualify for the 2017 Confederations Cup, coach Jürgen Klinsmann substituted Wood on in the 98th minute, after Mexico scored the go-ahead goal in extra time. Wood scored the tying goal in the 108th minute on a through ball from DeAndre Yedlin, but the United States ended up losing the match on an additional extra time goal from Mexico. On September 5, 2017 Wood scored the tying goal in the 85th minute against Honduras to keep the US hopes alive in the CONCACAF qualifications for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, securing a 1–1 draw. On October 6, he scored a goal to give a 4–0 lead for United States against Panama with one more match in the group to spare.
- As of December 9, 2018
|1860 Munich II||2009–10||Regionalliga Süd||1||0||—||1||0|||
|1860 Munich||2010–11||2. Bundesliga||5||0||0||0||5||0|||
|Erzgebirge Aue (loan)||2014–15||2. Bundesliga||9||3||0||0||9||3|||
|Hannover 96 (loan)||2018–19||Bundesliga||12||3||2||0||12||3|
- As of November 15, 2018
- Scores and results list the United States' goal tally first.
|1||June 5, 2015||Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands||Netherlands||Friendly|
|2||June 10, 2015||RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany||Germany|
|3||October 10, 2015||Rose Bowl, Pasadena, United States||Mexico||2015 CONCACAF Cup|
|4||November 13, 2015||Busch Stadium, St. Louis, United States||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|5||May 22, 2016||Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium, Bayamón, Puerto Rico||Puerto Rico||Friendly|
|6||June 7, 2016||Soldier Field, Chicago, United States||Costa Rica||Copa América Centenario|
|7||September 2, 2016||Arnos Vale Stadium, Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|8||November 11, 2016||MAPFRE Stadium, Columbus, United States||Mexico||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|9||September 5, 2017||Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Honduras|
|10||October 6, 2017||Orlando City Stadium, Orlando, United States||Panama|
|11||March 27, 2018||WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary, United States||Paraguay||Friendly|
|12||June 2, 2018||Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland||Republic of Ireland|
|13||October 11, 2018||Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, United States||Colombia|
- "Bobby Wood wechselt zum HSV" (in German). hsv.de. May 15, 2016. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
- Sciaretta, Brian (December 18, 2012). "Yanks Abroad: Working for 1860 Munich". New York Times. Retrieved June 10, 2015.
- Smith, David (January 29, 2011). "Duisburg Fights Back To Draw 1860". Yanks-Abroad.com. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
- "Hansa jubelt! Larteys Standards entscheiden den Ausscheidungskampf" (in German). kicker.de. October 14, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
- "Woods erster Torjubel beschert das Remis" (in German). kicker.de. November 30, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
- "American Exports: Wood inks first pro deal with 1860". mlssoccer.com. December 17, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
- "FC Erzgebirge künftig mit Golobart und Wood" [FC Erzgebirge now with Golobart and Wood] (in German). fc-erzgebirge.de. February 2, 2015. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
- "1. FC Union Berlin".
- "Bobby Wood scores brace to break U.S. Soccer record in Germany". Fox Sports. Retrieved April 8, 2016.
- "U.S. striker Bobby Wood signs for Hamburg on four-year contract". ESPNFC.com.
- "Tor zur Premiere: Bobby macht es wie Bruno". Hamburger Morgenpost (in German). August 28, 2016.
- "Matchday 1 Goal of the Week winner: USMNT star Bobby Wood". Bundesliga. September 1, 2016.
- Castillo, Arielle (September 10, 2016). "USMNT: Bobby Wood gets second goal in second Bundesliga game for HSV". MLS Soccer.
- "Bruno Labbadia: Hamburg sack manager after poor start to the season". BBC Sport. September 25, 2016.
- Uersfeld, Stephan (October 26, 2016). "Bobby Wood ends Hamburg goal drought with brace in DFB Pokal". ESPN FC.
- "Bobby Wood sent off as Cologne rout Hamburg". ESPN FC. October 30, 2016.
- Uersfeld, Stephan (October 31, 2016). "Bobby Wood red card 'inexcusable' in Hamburg rout – Markus Gisdol". ESPN FC.
- "DREI SPIELE SPERRE FÜR HAMBURGS WOOD" [Three game ban for Hamburg's Wood]. Deutscher Fussball-Bund (in German). November 1, 2016.
- "Verstärkung für die Offensive: Bobby Wood kommt zu Hannover 96". Deutscher Fussball-Bund (in German). July 9, 2018. Hannover 96. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
- "Gold Cup: Landon Donovan, Oguchi Onyewu, Carlos Bocanegra on preliminary 35-man USMNT roster". mlssoccer.com. May 31, 2013. Retrieved May 31, 2013.
- "Altidore Hat Trick Powers U.S. MNT to 4–3 Victory Against Bosnia-Herzegovina". ussoccer.com. August 14, 2013. Archived from the original on August 17, 2013. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
- "U.S. earns historic come-from-behind win over Bosnia". espnfc.com. August 14, 2013. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
- "USA – B. Wood – Profile with news, career statistics and history – Soccerway".
- "Bobby Wood". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
- "Bobby Wood » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
- "Bobby Wood". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
- "USA – B. Wood – Profile with news, career statistics and history". soccerway.com. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
- "Wood, Bobby". National Football Teams. Retrieved September 8, 2017.