US men’s national team head coach Gregg Berhalter, in a recent story with ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle, voiced his displeasure over an unusual roster situation at Turkish club Besiktas that’d leave winger Tyler Boyd out of the squad.
As Carlisle cites, roster rules in Turkey appear to cap foreign spots at 14. Besiktas have 18 foreign players, however, and Boyd looks to be among the odd ones out. With transfer windows across Europe recently closing, Boyd could remain on the sidelines until the market reopens in January.
"I'm not too happy with it," Berhalter said. "I've spoken to [Boyd], and how the communication has gone is not great for a player to find that out that late, when the transfer window in Europe is closed."
Adding to the confusion, the 25-year-old has appeared in six matches across all competitions this season. He even scored in their Sept. 13 win over Trabzonspor, so he’s making an impact.
Boyd, who has two goals in 10 USMNT caps, moved to Besiktas for the 2019 season after being on the books at Portuguese side Vitoria de Guimaraes. He’s recorded four goals and one assist in 34 matches across all competitions ever since.
For more on the Boyd situation, check out the entire ESPN story here.