RONNIE SHABAN - Thursday, August 15, 2013
Terrence Boyd returns to Rapid Vienna from national team duty as his side visit FC Admira Wacker Mödling.
Boyd was an unused substitute for the United States in Sarajevo, Bosnia on Wednesday. In his last appearance for Rapid, the young striker only played the first 30 minutes of their scoreless draw. Defender Stephan Palla earned two early bookings and Boyd was sacrificed in order to sure up the defense.
Admira come into this match at the bottom of the Austria Bundesliga with only one point from four matches. That point came in last week's 1-1 draw against Sturm Gratz.
Rapid Vienna have started out the season well and are unbeaten in four matches. They also have a favorable recent record when visiting Admira as well, winning their last three matches there without conceding as single goal.
Midfielder Maximillian Hofmann returns from suspension for Rapid, while Palla will miss this game through his own one-game suspension.