German Recap: Boyd Scores to Save Point for Kaiserslautern

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Terrence Boyd provided the highlight for the Americans in Germany over the weekend as his goal ensured Kaiserslautern left with a point against Holstein Kiel in 2. Bundesliga action.

Holstein Kiel 2-2 Kaiserslautern

Terrence Boyd’s first goal of the season proved to be a game saver for Kaiserslautern as they shared the points wiht Holstein Kiel at the Holstein Stadion.

The striker would lead the attack for the Red Devils, completing 72 percent of his passes and winning seven duels along with two shots in his 80 minutes on the field.

The hosts had the advantage in the early stages of the game, but Daniel Hanslik opened the scoring for Kaiserslautern in the 32nd minute when Marlon Ritter forced goalkeeper Thomas Dahne to make the save on his shot, giving his teammate to pounce and head the loose ball into the back of the net.

The tide shifted in the second half as Holstein Kiel scored two goals in the span of six minutes.

Fabian Reese grabbed the equalizer in the 51st minute when got onto a corner kick from Lewis Holtby to guide the ball home. The winger scored his second in the 57th minute again from a corner kick that was delivered by Jann-Fiete Arp.

Things appeared to be going the way of Kiel, but that changed in the 62nd minute when Boyd levelled the score. A Kaiserslautern counter-attack ended with the former U.S. national team striker firing the ball into the goal from close range and at a difficult angle.

The draw puts Kaiserslautern in fifth place in the standings with four points after two games.


In other action in the 2. Bundesliga, both Julian Green and Timothy Tillman started for Greuther Furth as they went down in a 2-0 defeat to Nurnberg.

Ryan Malone went the distance for Hansa Rostock as a stoppage-time goal gave them a 1-0 win over Hamburg.

Lennard Maloney bench again for Heidenheim as they powered their way past Eintracht Braunschweig to secure a 3-0 win.

The 3. Liga started their season over the weekend, with several Americans in action.

Jalen Hawkins started while Justin Butler came off the bench for Ingolstadt in their 1-0 win over Bayreuth.

Kevin Lankford played 63 minutes for his new team Viktoria Koln in their 3-1 defeat to Waldhof Mannheim.

Mael Corboz played the entire game for Verl, but they conceded a stoppage-time penalty to go down to Saarbrucken in a 1-0 loss.

Isaiah Young made his return to the third tier as he went on to start for newly-promoted Rot-Weiss Essen in their 5-1 hammering by Elversberg.


Kenya Brown

Born in America, but raised in Europe and Asia, Kenya has loved soccer ever since his parents put a ball at his feet. While covering some of the top U.S. players around Europe, he loves putting the spotlight on players who are based in leagues off the beaten path. He also interviews coaches and other people in the game to gain more insight.

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