Yanks Abroad: Taylor Booth, 20, makes Bayern Munich debut in 12-0 cup win

Bayern Munich vs. Bremer SV shaped up as a mismatch.

The nine-time defending Bundesliga champion against the fifth-tier winner of the Bremen regional cup competition in their delayed game in the first round of the DFB-Pokal, the German Cup.

Bremer SV coach Benjamin Eta said he hoped to see first-year Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann “jumping up because he’s unhappy.”

The only jumping Nagelsmann did was to see how he could clear his bench.

Bayern was ahead 5-0 at the half and won 12-0.

Nagelsmann didn't even bother to bring stars like Robert Lewandowski or Manuel Neuer to the Stadion am Panzenberg in Bremen.

The match provided an opportunity for U.S. international Chris Richards to play a half and also for 20-year-old Utahn Taylor Booth to make his first-team debut in the second half.

Booth, who represented the USA at the 2017 Under-17 World Cup in India, is a promising midfielder who is in his third year with Bayern after leaving the Real Salt Lake Academy.

He split time last season between Bayern Munich II and St. Poelten, then in the Austrian Bundesliga. A loan is likely for Booth, who spent preseason with the Bayern first team and was involved in three of Bayern II's goals in its 5-1 win over Unterhaching in the fourth-tier Regionalliga on Friday.

Booth's younger brother, Zach, is in the Leicester City academy system.

German-American Malik Tillman, who played for Germany in the 2019 U-17 UEFA Championship, also made his first-team debut for Bayern in Bremen.

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