US males’s national team defender Chris Richards heads to Hoffenheim on loan from Bayern Munich

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.

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.

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.


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