US males’s national team defender and FC Dallas academy product Chris Richards will get further alternatives for Bundesliga minutes, heading to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in a loan deal from Bayern Munich, it was introduced Monday.
The loan is for the rest of the Bundesliga season.
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Just earlier than the close of the present switch window, #TSG Hoffenheim have signed Chris #Richards to cowl the injury-ravaged defence. The 21-year-old central defender arrives in Kraichgau on loan till the end of the season from @FCBayernUS. pic.twitter.com/Zjmv9Njiy1
— TSG Hoffenheim EN (@tsghoffenheimEN) February 1, 2021
The 20-year-old has made three appearances for Bayern this season, selecting up his first Bundesliga assist in his first start in a 4-3 win over Hertha BSC in October. He last stepped on the field in a quick substitute look against RB Leipzig Dec. 5.
Richards, who signed with Bayern Munich from Dallas in January 2019, beforehand competed for Bayern’s U-19 side and FC Bayern Munich II. He made his Bundesliga debut in a 3-1 win over Freiburg on June 20, 2020.
Very excited to be becoming a member of @tsghoffenheim for the remainder of the season !! Ready to provide my all the pieces for this membership and then followers 🔥 Let’s get it ✊🏾 #ykn pic.twitter.com/hrTRFCx873
— chris richards (@eastmamba) February 1, 2021
A former U-20 standout, Richards made his USMNT debut in an international friendly against Panama in November.
Hoffenheim, which have a glut of defensive accidents, are presently twelfth within the Bundesliga table, 10 points shy of the final European qualification spot.