US defender John Brooks to leave German club Hoffenheim

Tue, May 21, 2024
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US defender John Brooks to leave German club Hoffenheim

SINSHEIM, Germany (AP) - United States defender John Brooks is set to leave German Bundesliga club Hoffenheim as a free agent when his contract expires next month.

Hoffenheim confirmed Tuesday that Brooks will leave the club June 30 after playing 39 games since he joined from Portuguese team Benfica in January 2023.

"With his qualities and his remarkable presence he had an influence on our game from day one," Hoffenheim's managing director for sport, Alexander Rosen, said in a statement.

Rosen added that Brooks made a "significant contribution" to Hoffenheim avoiding relegation from the Bundesliga last season and placing seventh this year.

The 31-year-old Brooks was born in Berlin and has spent almost all of his club career in Germany. He has played 45 times for the United States national team, including at the 2014 World Cup, but his last international game was in 2021.

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