Timothy Chandler is on fire in the Bundesliga

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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."
9 comments about "Timothy Chandler is on fire in the Bundesliga".
  1. R2 Dad, February 8, 2020 at 11:16 a.m.

    Too bad no one in Chicago knows what to do with him.

  2. B McBride replied, February 8, 2020 at 12:19 p.m.

    What's to do. The guy doesn't wear the shirt with pride. Has he learned any English?

  3. Seth Vieux replied, February 8, 2020 at 12:57 p.m.

    Is that really you Brian? Interesting comment if so. I'll admit he never seemed to show the required level effort with the minutes he got and I also wasn't overly impressed with his technical level. Want to see more of the games he's played in recently as the highlights I've seen show him living off intensity and bravery and don't give an idea of any potential increase his technical level. Eintracht are also playing a totally different style than it seems we're moving towards, so despite me being happy for his recent run of uncommonly good form I'm not sure how well he'd fit as a player, let alone any perceptions he doesn't wear the shirt with pride. 

    Can we expect to see Duane Holmes back in the pool anytime soon?

  4. R2 Dad replied, February 8, 2020 at 9:51 p.m.

    I've never heard of Duane Holmes but wiki says he's 5'-6" so the answer is Never. He will never get a call back because he's "too short".

  5. R2 Dad replied, February 9, 2020 at 1:16 a.m.

    BM, Not that speaking english well makes him "more" anything, but here is a TC interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIqjBpD4st4
    The world is a complicated place, and only simpletons talk about "wearing the shirt wtih pride". What does that even mean, and how would that be objectively measured? 

  6. Santiago 1314 replied, February 9, 2020 at 4:10 p.m.

    R2... I got a Simple Explanation for it...
    Do you Believe the USA to be the Greatest Country on the Face of the Earth.???
    Do you Believe that the USA is a Force of Good and LEADERSHIP in the World.???
    Do you Believe that the USA has a Manifest Destiny to impart it's Principles(Peacefully, but with the Greatest KICK-ASS Military if need be), as ascribed to in the Constitution and Declaration of Independence, throughout the World.???

    Well, if you grew up in a Foreign Country, as I did, But never got Exposed to this "Theory" and were actually taught in Foreign Schools... "ORANGE COUNTRY BAD" ... you might NOT Fight as Passionaltely or Care as Deeply as someone who Did.

    You will find very Few of our "Milk Toast" Cookie Cutter USMNT players that will aspire to this Vision of the USA... Bred out of them in Public Schools/Colleges or they are Foreign Raised.

    Our Previous Generations of Players, starting in 1988 BELIEVED in this... Even though we SUCKED as Players... We Continue to SUCK as Players, and we have LOST the Passion to Fight for the FLAG on the Shirt... Oh, we took that OFF too.!!!(Marketing you know, can't sell shirts Overseas if it has an American Flag on it.!!!) Even our Own "American" Uniform supplier, supports Denegration of USA and it's Flag (Kaeprnick) 

    Our USMNT needs to Rediscover this attitude... American Exceptionalism
    It got us Farther along in previous years, with Weaker Players, than what occured over the Last 8.
    That is why Berhalter is a Bad Choice... He is a By-Product of this whole attitude and Accepts it as a Reality with this Crop of Players.
    Should have Picked Vermes, He wouldn't Tolerate this Decline.!!!

  7. Seth Vieux replied, February 10, 2020 at 5:39 p.m.

    R2 Duane Holmes got into one USMNT game last year, think got 20+/- minutes and absolutely impacted the game more than any of the other CMs. He's far from a perfect player, but I've paid fairly close attention to him ar Derby since and think he'd be a great compliment to Adams (6) and McKennie as the other 8.

  8. frank schoon, February 9, 2020 at 9:46 a.m.

    I don't even know why we even have a segment about goals made by Americans in Europe. Does it subtly mean that even Americans can score in the big time leagues. Anyone playing in the big time leagues, now matter what position one plays on the field can and has the ability to score, yes, even the goalie. It is no big deal.

    I would much rather a see an intelligent compilation of 8 min like this video  which shows what this players capabilities are with the ball, passing,dribbling,  1v1, yes, even shots on goal.....That would give me more of a sense who this player is..... 

  9. frank schoon replied, February 9, 2020 at 9:52 a.m.

     These two goals  were nothing to write home about. Chandler shot the ball with full power 5 meters away from the goal .And the second goal had a lot of luck to it, as matter of the fact the third goal was much nicer ,a perfectly placed header unlike the second one.

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