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US back Timmy Chandler signs with Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt

Azerbaijan v United States

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 27: Timmy Chandler #21 of the United States in action against Azerbaijan during their match at Candlestick Park on May 27, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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Aron Johannsson won’t be the only United States World Cup player to be working under a new club contract after the tournament, as Timmy Chandler has signed a three-year deal to return to his hometown club Eintracht Frankfurt.

Chandler, 24, has been at Nurnberg since 2010, first with their second-tier club and then with the big club from 2011 until the club was relegated this season.

The defender surprised many by making Jurgen Klinsmann’s 23-man World Cup roster despite a significant late-season injury and an uncapped absence of more than a year.

Chandler made 95 appearances for Nurnberg, scoring four goals. Frankfurt finished in 13th place in the Bundesliga in 2013/14.

From Sky Sports:

Frankfurt sporting director Bruno Hubner said: “We are delighted that the transfer worked out. It’s nice that Timothy Chandler is returning to Frankfurt - a home-grown talent that left us returns back home.

“We wish him much success with the US national team in Brazil.”

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