BRIAN SCIARETTA - Tuesday, December 11, 2012
After impressing in his return from injury, American forward Bobby Wood is set to sign a new contract with 1860 Munich that runs through the 2014/15 season.
Wood, 20, has played in the last four league games for the Lions and scored his first professional goal two weeks ago with a cracker against Aalen.
Last summer, Wood struggled with injuries but was convinced to return to the club and signed a one year deal with the second team. With recent snow hitting Munich, the club will train for a few days in Italy and Wood's new contract awaits his return.
"The contract is ready to be signed," 1860 press officer Lil Zercher told YA on Tuesday. "We're on the way to Italy, but when we're back, the club [will extend] Bobby."
Wood was born in Honolulu and moved to California when he was 11. Eventually he attracted the interest of scouts from 1860 Munich where he rose through their academy and eventually the first team.
In 2011, he injured his meniscus in his right knee while playing with the US Under-20 national team and subsequent injuries have forced him to miss most of the last 18 months.
1860 Munich currently sit in seventh place in the 2. Bundesliga and are six points out of the promotional playoff spot.
Wood and 1860 Munich will return to action on Sunday when they host 16th place Dynamo Dresden.