Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Fabian Johnson ineligible for friendlies
by Paul Kennedy, August 29th, 2011 7:16PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  germany, men's national team

MOST COMMENTED

[USA MEN] German-bred Fabian Johnson won't be making his U.S. national team debut against Costa Rica or Belgium. While the process for Johnson to get approval from FIFA to change associations has begun, there is no set timetable for how long it takes to complete, according to U.S. Soccer.

U.S. Soccer reported on its men's national team blog that the 23-year-old Johnson, who currently plays for Hoffenheim in the German Bundesliga, will work out at the U.S. camp at the Home Depot Center but FIFA rules require he apply for a change of association and receive approval before he can represent the United States in a match.

Johnson helped Germany win the 2009 U-21 European Championship but is eligible to switch to the USA because he was also a U.S. citizen when he first played for Germany. (He was born in Munich to an American serviceman and a German mother.)

U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann knew of the requirement but chose to bring Johnson into camp to give him a taste of the experience of being with the U.S. national team.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Tim Howard    
"A friend sent me an image of a flyer that was on the Internet. Free beer ...
What They're Saying: Paul Ratcliffe    
"When you play North Carolina, they bring so much pressure, you have to weather the storm ...
FC Dallas savors its most impressive victory yet    
[MLS: Friday] FC Dallas is for real. It lost Panamanian Blas Perez to its league-high ninth ...
International stars turn attention to NWSL playoffs    
[PREVIEW] The second NWSL season moves into the playoffs with a repeat of last year's semifinal ...
Accent on youth as Green dresses for Bayern opener    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Julian Green dressed for only the second time with the Bayern Munich first team ...
Bayern gets break with woeful Wolfsburg miss    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Defending champion Bayern Munich started its 2014-15 Bundesliga campaign with a ...
What They're Saying: Harry Redknapp    
"I'd pick him up every morning at quarter to six at the top of his road. ...
Fire sends Hurtado to Chivas USA    
[MLS TRANSACTIONS] A day after acquiring Nigel Reo-Coker from Vancouver for Mauro Rosales, Chivas USA acquired ...
'Cubo' Torres joins select MLS group on El Tri    
[MEXICO] Erick Torres has parlayed a strong second season with Chivas USA into his first call-up ...
San Antonio and Minnesota aim to pull away from pack    
[NASL: Fall Week 7] The San Antonio Scorpions and Minnesota United FC, the NASL fall leaders, ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives