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USMNT prospect Richards assists Lewandowski in 1st Bayern Munich start

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Bayern Munich’s US defender Chris Richards (L) and Hertha Berlin’s Belgian forward Dodi Lukebakio vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Bayern Munich vs Hertha Berlin on October 4, 2020 in Munich, southern Germany. (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE / AFP) / DFL REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND/OR QUASI-VIDEO (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

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Ask future USMNT man Chris Richards what was most memorable about his first Bayern Munich start in the Bundesliga and he may provide any number of answers.

Among them: His assist to Robert Lewandowski, subbing out with injury, and the fact that two of Lewandowski’s four goals came after Bayern had thrown away 2-0 and 3-2 leads.

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USMNT prospect and Alabama-born Richards, 20, is a center back but has played some right back. He started wide after going 14 minutes in that spot during a German Super Cup win over Borussia Dortmund during the week.

Richards assisted one of Robert Lewandowski’s four goals before limping off with an injury in what went from 2-0 up to 2-2 to a 4-3 win in stunning fashion

The American came off after 65 minutes as part of a triple Bayern Munich substitution. The hosts led 2-1 at the time, having conceded a 59th-minute goal to Jhon Cordoba.

Lewandowski answered Matheus Cunha’s 71st-minute equalizer in the 85th to make it 3-2.

The fun wasn’t done. After Hertha made it 3-3 through Jessic Ngamkan with his first touch of the game, Lewandowski use da stoppage-time goal to provide the final score line.

Richards had three key passes over his 65 minutes, passing at 90 percent and completing all three of his crosses.

Here’s Richards’ assist. Not bad to say it set up a great goal from one of the game’s all-time great center forwards.