Strong, fluid, and with drive to go at defenders, Bobby Wood emerged in 2015 as a clutch goal scoring talent for the U.S. Men’s National Team, recording back-to-back game-winning goals in victories against sixth rank Netherlands and World Cup champions Germany. Wood followed out his breakout year with a 2016 campaign in which he served as a first-choice striker throughout Copa America Centenario and FIFA World Cup Qualifying. Having honed his skills in Europe since moving there at the age of 14, he is only the second player from Hawaii to earn a cap for the U.S. Men’s National Team and established himself in Germany at the 1860 Munich Academy before signing his first team contract in 2012. After setting a goal scoring record for Americans in Germany’s top two leagues with Union Berlin in 2015-16, Wood secured a transfer to Bundesliga side Hamburg, playing a big role in helping the club avoid relegation during the 2016-17 campaign.
- Narrowly finished as a runner-up to Jozy Altidore in the 2016 U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year voting
- Established himself as a first-choice striker for the U.S. MNT in 2016, with his 15 appearances putting him second on the team behind only Michael Bradley
- With four more strikes in 2016, matched his goal scoring output from the previous year and finished tied with Clint Dempsey for second on the team
- Appeared in five of six matches to help the MNT finish fourth at the 2016 Copa America Centenario
- Had a breakout year for the U.S. MNT in 2015, scoring four goals including back-to-back game-winners in a 4-3 victory against the Netherlands on June 5 and 2-1 victory against World Cup champions Germany on June 10
- Appeared in the last four matches following the 2014 FIFA World Cup
- Made his debut for the U.S. Men's National Team on Aug. 14, 2013, against Bosnia and Herzegovina, along with John Brooks and Aron Johannsson
- Played for the U.S. U-20 MNT six times in 2010-11, scoring four goals
Personal: Speaks fluent German … Moved to California at age 11 with his mom and sister … A fan of Japanese Anime … Married his wife Ditte on June 17, 2017 in Copenhagen …
U.S. National Team – 2017: Started six of his seven appearances and provided two goals, both in World Cup Qualifying … Appeared in six of eight FIFA World Cup Qualifiers … Tallied an 85th minute equalizer to give the USA a 1-1 draw with Honduras (Sept. 5) … Scored the final goal in a 4-0 rout of Panama (Oct. 6) … Tallied five total goals during 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification, tying him for fifth overall in CONCACAF … 2016: Established himself as a first-choice striker, finishing second on the team in both appearances (15) and goals (4) … Added two assists … Scored what would stand as the game-winning goal in a 3-1 win at Puerto Rico on May 22 … Assisted on Darlington Nagbe’s winner in a 1-0 friendly victory against Ecuador on May 25 … Scored a 42nd minute goal that effectively iced the MNT’s 4-0 win against Costa Rica in the Copa America Centenario on June 7 … Tallied the opening goal in a 6-0 World Cup Qualifying win at St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Sept. 2 … 2015: Truly announced his presence on the international scene in 2015, tallying four goals and an assist over nine appearances, only three of which were starts … Scored an 11th minute equalizer and tallied an assist on Geoff Cameron’s 51st minute goal in the MNT’s 6-1 World Cup Qualifying win vs. St. Vincent and the Grenadines … Tallied a 108th minute extra time equalizer in the MNT’s 3-2 CONCACAF Cup defeat to Mexico on Oct. 10 … Scored a dramatic 88th minute game-winner in the USA’s 2-1 victory at Germany on June 10 in Cologne … Capped an incredible second half comeback with a 90th minute strike against the Netherlands on June 5 in Amsterdam … 2014: Following the World Cup, entered as a reserve in the last four friendlies … 2013: Named to the preliminary squad for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup … Made his debut for the U.S. Men's National Team on Aug. 14, 2013, entering for Brad Evans in the 87th minute of the 4-3 win ... Under-20s: Part of the USA’s squad for qualifying for the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup ... scored four goals in six total appearances … First Appearance: Aug. 14, 2013, v. Bosnia-Herzegovina … First Goal: June 5, 2015 vs. the Netherlands … First World Cup Appearance: none … First World Cup Goal: none … First WCQ Appearance: Nov. 13, 2015 vs. St. Vincent and the Grenadines … First WCQ Goal: Nov. 13, 2015 vs. St. Vincent and the Grenadines … First WCQ Assist: Nov. 13, 2015 vs. St. Vincent and the Grenadines
2017-18: Started 10 of 11 league appearances, recording a goal … Scored in a 3-1 win at Köln (Aug. 25) … Found the back of the net from the penalty spot in Hamburg’s 3-1 loss to Osnabrück in the First Round of the DFB-Pokal (Aug. 13) … 2016-17: After a record-setting season at Union Berlin, Wood joined top-flight side Hamburg … Started 23 of 28 league appearances, tying for the team lead with five goals in helping HSV avoid relegation … Added two assists down the stretch in league play … Scored 30 minutes into his league debut, a 1-1 draw vs. Ingolstadt (Aug. 27) … Found the back of the net in a 3-1 defeat at Bayer Leverkusen (Sept. 10) … Scored in back-to-back matches, a 3-1 defeat at Mainz (Dec. 17) and 2-1 win vs. Schalke (Dec. 20) … Tallied in a crucial 2-1 win vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach … Provided assists in matching 2-1 wins vs. Köln (April 1) and Hoffenheim (April 8) … Recorded an additional four goals in DFB Pokal appearances, helping Hamburg to the Quarterfinals of the competition … Recorded his first brace for the club in a 4-0 win vs. Hallescher in the Second Round (Oct. 25) … Scored the game-winner in a 2-0 victory vs. Köln in the Round of 16 (Feb. 7) … Tallied in Hamburg’s 2-1 Quarterfinal defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach (March 1) … 2015-16: Having transferred to Union Berlin for the 2015-16 season, Wood set a new scoring record among Americans in Germany’s top two leagues, tallying 17 goals in 31 league appearances to finish third overall in the 2.Bundesliga scoring table … Tallied braces in a 3-0 win at Fortuna Dusseldorg on Dec. 12, 4-0 win vs. FSV Frankfurt on March 5 and 4-0 win at Paderborn on April 8 … 2014-15: Tallied three goals in nine appearances while on loan with Erzgebirge Aue … Moved to Erzgebirge Aue in the Second Bundesliga … 2013-14: Made 21 total appearances … 2012-13: Earning minutes with the first team and the reserves, he scored his first professional goal on Nov. 12 against VfR Aalen … Recorded a total of 11 goals in 41 matches played … 2011-12: Made his professional debut on Jan. 29, 2011 against Duisburg … Scored two goals in 13 total appearances as he toggled between the first and second team .