JAMIE HILL - Wednesday, September 28, 2011
German-American midfielder Fabian Hürzeler has climbed another rung on Bayern Munich's organizational ladder.
The 18 year old began the season with the club's U19 squad, but has now appeared for the U23 team in two consecutive matches.
Hürzeler made his debut in the Regionalliga Süd on September 18 when he played the second half in Bayern Munich II's 5-0 thrashing at the hands of FSV Frankfurt II. He appeared again this past weekend, coming on as a substitute when Bayern II hosted Eintracht Frankfurt's reserves.
Bayern Munich II is having an uncharacteristically poor season. The team which once was a regular in the third level is languishing near the bottom of their regional fourth division. However, the Bayern II need not fear the drop; there will be no relegation this year as the Regionalliga is expanding from three divisions to five for the 2012/13 season.
Hürzeler is still on a youth contract, but his early promotion bodes well for his bid to earn a professional contract from the German giants.