Bobby Wood says his “gut told him” that Hannover 96 would be a good place for him.
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If his time there is anything like fellow USMNT veteran Steve Cherundolo, his gut is a genius.
Wood, 25, is staying in the Bundesliga on a loan deal after parent club Hamburger SV was relegated to the 2.Bundesliga.
The Hawaii-born striker scored 12 goals in 55 matches across two seasons for HSV. He has 39 caps and 12 goals for the United States.
Wood will wear No. 17, and had this to say about the move:
“I had very good discussions with the coach and I know what the club is up to, what kind of football to play and what role I can play in it, and my gut told me it was the right decision to switch to 96 Now I am happy that it has come to that and I am looking forward to getting to know the team directly tomorrow. “
Cherundolo is now an assistant coach at Stuttgart, but made 423 appearances for HSV as a player before spending four seasons in their coaching set-up. He is 87 times capped by the USMNT.