Americans Abroad: Can Green emulate Wood's path to Bundesliga success?

Julian Green’s path since his brilliant cameo against Belgium in the 2014 World Cup has been bumpy to say the least. He could not get much game time at Bayern Munich under Pep Guardiola, then drew praise but just as little time under Carlo Ancelotti.

A move to Stuttgart in the 2.Bundesliga last season seemed to be the perfect chance for Green to develop — he’d drop down a level for a half-season and then end up back in the Bundesliga when the club earned its likely promotion.

Stuttgart did find its way back to the Bundesliga, but unfortunately, Green saw his