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Terrence Boyd is here to “work his $%@ off and score goals”

May 12, 2014, 7:15 PM EDT

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Terrence Boyd is fired up.

And why wouldn’t he be? The 23-year-old Rapid Wien striker has a chance to make the 2014 World Cup after being summoned to Jurgen Klinsmann’s 30-man provisional roster.

Coming off a 20-goal season in Austria, Boyd enters U.S. camp as one of six listed forwards. He told MLSSoccer.com that he’s treating it as if he’s forward No. 6.

“If I could make the World Cup team, I would be the happiest guy in the world,” Boyd declared. “Anything I could do to help the team would be my job. If I am on the bench, for a friendly, for a World Cup game, I would just try to work my a– off and score goals.

“If it didn’t work out this time, I would be sad, sure. But I would still be thankful for what Klinsmann did for me. He made an international team player when I was still in the reserves of [Borussia] Dortmund.”

It’s a good interview with the German-born forward, who said he’ll be going into camp with some sound parental advice:

“[My family] is really excited,” he said. “My stepdad told me an old German saying: ‘You have no chance, use it.’ I’m going there with minimum expectations. It’s a dream come true.”

Read more of the interview here.

  1. realsportsguy - May 13, 2014 at 12:36 PM

    You always love a young, hungry lad, He’ll have his shot, but I like Wondo. Off the bench, I remember on one of his first US call up, during the anthem, he was grinning ear to ear, the desire is there, and he like Inzaghi of Italy, always shows up at the right spots to poke one in

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