US international becomes the first American to score a goal for Bayern Munich in a competitive match in German Cup victory over Augsburg
US international Julian Green became the first American to score a goal for Bayern Munich in a competitive match in Wednesdays 3-1 victory over Augsburg in the second round of the German Cup.
Green, making his first start for the German champions since December, headed home a cross from Thomas Mller in the 41st minute to lift the hosts to a 2-0 lead.
Its been a productive month for Green, who was called up for the US national teams friendlies against Cuba and New Zealand and scored in both matches. The purple patch in form will no doubt catch the eye of Jrgen Klinsmann as he makes his selections for next months crucial World Cup qualifiers against Mexico and Costa Rica.
Greens previous goals for the club had come in reserve matches and preseason friendlies.
Philipp Lahm had opened the scoring for Carlo Ancelottis side in the second minute. Ji Dong-wons goal for Augsburg made it 2-1 in the 68th, but David Alaba tightly angled strike in the late stages sealed Bayerns passage to the last 16.