Timothy Chandler scored twice within 11 minutes on Friday to help Eintracht Frankfurt beat Augsburg, 5-0, on Friday.
The goals give Chandler four goals in Eintracht's last four games, beginning
with the game-winner against Hoffenheim on Jan. 18, the first game after the winter break. The fourth goal was a 93rd-minute equalizer in a 1-1 away draw against Fortuna Duesseldorf.
Chandler has gained a new lease on life under Coach Adi Huetter since Huetter switched the 29-year-old American to the right side of midfield as part of a change in formation after the winter
break. Eintracht has four wins and a tie after concluding the fall campaign with just one point out of 21 over its last seven games.
Chandler has started seven of the last eight games
after making just one start over the first four months of the 2019-20 season. He played just 16 minutes in a single appearance in 2018-19 because of a knee injury. He has 11 goals in 205 Bundesliga
games over 10 seasons.
The Frankfurt-born Chandler debuted for the USA in 2011 and went to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil but did not play. He hasn't played for the USA since the opening
two games of the last Hexagonal in 2016, both losses that cost head coach Jurgen Klinsmann his job.
Huetter's view on his German-American: "It seems strange to say it like this,
but he’s a cool guy, simple as that," he told Bundesliga.com
recently. "Timmy has a lot of experience and, alongside Marco Russ and Kevin Trapp, he’s got the dressing room under control. Sometimes, he’s like a little kid who’s
just having fun. He’s a really nice guy and keeps everyone entertained. But when he’s out on the field, he knows when to turn it on."