USMNT's Boyd inks deal with Turkish club Besiktas
United States men's national team midfielder Tyler Boyd has signed a four-year deal with Turkish club Besiktas, the club announced on Monday.
Boyd, 24, was born in New Zealand before moving to California as a child. He returned to New Zealand at age 10 and played for that country's youth teams. He played for the All-Whites' senior squad but last made an appearance in 2014.
He made the one-time switch to represent the U.S. internationally earlier this year and debuted in a June friendly against Venezuela.
Boyd was part of Gregg Berhalter's squad for the Gold Cup, where he scored twice in the USMNT's group-stage opener against Guyana. He played in two more matches but was an unused substitute in the semifinal win over Panama and the final loss to Mexico.
Prior to signing with Besiktas, Boyd played at Portuguese club Vitoria de Guimaraes. He was loaned to Turkish side MKE Ankaragucu in January and enjoyed a breakout stint, scoring six goals in 14 appearances.
According to Goal.com, Besiktas will play Victoria $2.2 million for Boyd's services.