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American Exports: Boyd eyeing move away from Dortmund

Terrence Boyd for US vs Italy

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AMSTERDAM – The agent for Borussia Dortmund forward prospect Terrence Boyd is in transfer discussions with a small crowd of potential suitors from the top two tiers of German soccer.

The 21-year-old, who enters the final year of his contract in July, has yet to appear in a first team match for the Bundesliga champs, so the lure of regular action could see him out the BvB door this summer.  

"I'm in negotiations right now with several clubs," Boyd’s agent Konstantin Liolios told MLSsoccer.com. "One option is in the second Bundesliga, but we are also in negotiations with clubs in the first league. We are to see what is best for Terrence."

The departure of Paraguay ace Lucas Barrios would seem to leave an opening for Boyd at Dortmund, but the champions have recently been linked to some other brand-name strikers.

Local buzz had 2.Bundesliga side Eintracht Braunschweig in advanced talks for US forward, but the club's technical director Marc Arnold told reporters that the capture was “very unlikely” on Tuesday afternoon.

Boyd dressed once for Borussia Dortmund this season, spending most of the campaign in the reserve side. With one Regionalliga West league game remaining, the Bremen native has hit 19 goals in 31 games for the reserves, a sum good for third in the league chart.

Next up for Boyd is Saturday's tense closing-day trip to face local rivals Wuppertaler SV while holding a one-point lead for the league title, which would ensure promotion to the 3.Bundesliga.

After that decisive match, he's expected to hop on a flight across the Atlantic to join up with USMNT for a training camp in Orlando.