Former Waikato player becomes free agent in time for January transfer window

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Tauranga-born winger Tyler Boyd is a free agent and is expected to find a new club in the January transfer window after leaving Turkish Sūper Lig club Beşiktaş.

Boyd (28) had six months left on his four-year contract with Beşiktaş but they agreed to part company ahead of the January transfer window.

According to American Soccer Now, Boyd has options with Major League Soccer clubs, Liga MX (Mexico) and in Turkey.

“His preference is likely to play in the United States and with his background and experience, he should be able to find a deal,” the ASN site says.

Boyd played age-group football for New Zealand’s U-20 side and for the All Whites before switching allegiance to the United States national team, courtesy of an American mother.

Boyd played youth football for Melville United and Waikato FC before spending three years with the Wellington Phoenix.

He has since played for Portugese and Turkish clubs.

Main photo: Tyler Boyd … switched allegiance to the US national team. Photo: Erik Drost/Wikipedia.

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