Add Andrew Wooten to the list of young U.S. internationals who will have their club futures secured for the next few years.
Wooten, a German-American forward who was part of the U.S. Under-23 player pool leading up to Olympic qualifying, will sign his first professional contract, a three-year-deal, with FC Kaiserslautern this week, according to reports out of Germany.
After scoring 20 goals for the Kaiserslautern reserve team this season, the 22-year-old Wooten has become a fixture on the matchday roster for the first team in recent weeks, scoring his first-career Bundesliga goal against Hertha Berlin on April 21. Kaiserslautern will be relegated to the 2. Bundesliga after this weekend's season finale against Hannover 96, meaning that changes are in order for the club. Wooten, however, figures to be a big part of the organization's plans going forward in its quest to return to the top flight.
Wooten joins Josh Gatt, Joe Gyau and Timmy Chandler as young U.S. talents who have recently signed contracts through 2015, with Gatt doing so at Molde, Gyau staying at Hoffenheim and Chandler extending his time at FC Nurnberg.
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