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U.S. striker Boyd scores tremendous distance goal in German third tier

Hallescher FC v MSV Duisburg - 3. Liga

HALLE, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 30: Terrence Boyd of Halle celebrates the opening goal during the 3. Liga match between Hallescher FC and MSV Duisburg at Erdgas Sportpark on November 30, 2019 in Halle, Germany. (Photo by Karina Hessland/Getty Images)

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American forward Terrence Boyd has had a rough couple of years, but Saturday saw him deliver a reminder of his immense talent.

Playing in Germany’s third division, Boyd needed one touch to settle a long ball and another to lash an audacious opening goals in Hallescher’s 1-0 defeat of table-leading MSV Duisburg on Sunday.

The 28-year-old Boyd has nine goals and five assists in 15 matches for Hallescher since arriving from Toronto FC, where he did not score in 13 appearances. That stint in MLS came after not scoring in 13 appearances for 2.Bundesliga side Darmstadt.

Second-place Hallescher closes to within three points of Duisburg with the win.

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