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Young U.S. striker Terrence Boyd appears bound for Vienna

Borussia Dortmund II v Borussia Moenchengladbach II - Regionalliga West

DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 28: Terrence Boyd of Dortmund runs with the ball during the Regionalliga West match between Borussia Dortmund II and Borussia Moenchengladbach II at Stadion Rote Erde on April 28, 2012 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Bongarts/Getty Images)

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Any German I know was gained while watching Hogan’s Heroes reruns as a kid. And I suppose I picked up enough scraps of Deutsch during the 2006 World Cup to eat properly over six weeks.

Still, my German is thin as watery wedding soup. But if I’m not mistaken, I do believe this piece says Terrence Boyd is one signature away from a move to Rapid Vienna.

The potential change first game to U.S. attention about a week ago in this piece.

The Austrian Football Bundesliga is not a top European association. Not even close. So, bad move for Boyd?

Not necessarily, especially considering this looks like a loan. Boyd appeared just once last year for German champions Borussia Dortmund (for the first team, that is). And even though the 21-year-old U.S. international has a bright future, playing time would probably be sparse again over the 2012-13 season.

Austria’s league isn’t great, but it’s probably a step above the competition Boyd gets in Dortmund reserve matches. Plus, the stakes are greater as Rapid battles for a top-tier title in the country.