During last month’s Expansion Priority Draft, the top spot in the MLS Allocation Order fell to Atlanta United after Minnesota chose the first pick in January’s SuperDraft. The good fortune could come prove beneficial sooner than the club expected.
In Germany, BILD reporting that RB Leipzig are willing to listen to offers for Terrence Boyd - putting the #USMNT forward on the market— Brian Sciaretta (@BrianSciaretta) November 8, 2016
The 25-year-old forward has missed nearly two full seasons after knee injuries. He signed with Red Bull Leipzig in 2014, but had only made seven appearances since the signing. In 2016, he has scored four goals in seven appearances with the club’s reserve team. According to Bild, the club said there were offers for Boyd in August and they expect more to come in the winter transfer window.
He returned to the U.S. national team in October for a friendly against New Zealand, but he was not called in for this week’s World Cup qualifiers against Mexico and Costa Rica.
Currently, Boyd is not listed on the public list of players MLS publishes that fall into the Allocation Process. That could change before the next transfer window. With the top spot in the order, Atlanta could use that to sign Boyd or trade the spot to a team interested in signing him.
Keep an eye on Boyd and his role at Red Bull Leipzig over the next month...