Rapid Vienna’s goal machine Boyd buoyant after US call-up

Terrence Boyd is determined to leave no stone unturned in his quest to make the USA’s World Cup squad.

Terrence Boyd is determined to leave no stone unturned in his quest to make the USA’s World Cup squad.

The 23-year old German-born striker has been included in a preliminary 30-man squad for Brazil 2014 following a stellar season with Rapid Vienna which has yielded 20 goals in all competitions.

Boyd, who has played 13 times for the country of birth of his father, is only in a provisional roster but he is planning to turn that into selection for the final 23-man squad which will take on his mother’s native Germany, Portugal and Ghana in the group stages.

"Right now, I am in good form scoring goals," he said.

"I think I have developed my skills over last year. I've gained more experience and I think I've finally found my game as a striker.

"[My family] is really excited. My stepdad told me an old German saying: 'You have no chance, use it.' I'm going there with minimum expectations. It's a dream come true."

Boyd, who joined Rapid from Borussia Dortmund in 2012, said: "If I could make the World Cup team, I would be the happiest guy in the world.

"Anything I could do to help the team would be my job. If I am on the bench, for a friendly, for a World Cup game, I would just try to work my a-- off and score goals.

"If it didn't work out this time, I would be sad, sure. But I would still be thankful for what Klinsmann did for me. He made an international team player when I was still in the reserves of [Borussia] Dortmund."

 
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