Bobby Wood sure looks ready for World Cup qualifying to resume.
With crucial qualifiers against Honduras and Panama set for later this month, the U.S. national team striker scored the 80th-minute winner in Hamburg's 2-1 triumph over Borussia Monchengladbach on Sunday. The strike marked the third goal in Wood's past five appearances for Hamburg, and his fifth goal over a 10-match span.
Wood showed composure amid a goal-mouth scramble Sunday, taking a moment to bait a defender at the top of the 6-yard box before slamming his shot into the roof of the net.
¡Sangre fría! @BobbyS_Wood con un gran amague dentro del área pequeña y define para el gol del @HSV @aizquierdo10 @elgolgol #BundesligaEnFD pic.twitter.com/nsnrag0Jm2 — FOX Deportes (@FOXDeportes) March 12, 2017
In 16th place, Hamburg sits in the Bundesliga's relegation playoff slot but is now level on points with 15th-place Werder Bremen and 14th-place Wolfsburg.