Hanover 96 striker Clint Mathis is to return to the United States after only a year in the Bundesliga, the German club have confirmed.

Mathis, 28, joined Hanover from the New York/New Jersey MetroStars in January and despite making an impressive start with the German club, scoring four goals in February,hasbut failed to secure a regular place in the starting line-up.

He played just 16 matches last season and only four in teh current campaign.

Mathis has 44 caps and has scored 11 goals for the U.S.