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Brooks to decide in peace
April 10th, 2013 3:34PM

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[U.S. UNDER-20 MEN] Hertha Berlin defender John Anthony Brooks says he will decide in the coming weeks between representing the USA at the Under-20 World Cup or Germany at the European Under-21 Championship.

"I can still play for both teams," he told the Berlin Kurier. "I have not decided for whom. I don't now whether it will be at the U-20 World Cup in Turkey playing for the United States or at the U-21 European Championship in Israel for Germany. I will make a decision in the coming weeks in peace."

The 6-foot-4 Brooks, born to a German mother and American father, has started at season for Hertha Berlin, which is in first place in the German 2. Bundesliga and can clinch promotion to the top level as soon as this weekend.

He's played the USA and Germany at various age group competitions but has yet to play in an official competition. Playing for one team or another at the age group level would not preclude him from making a one-time switch to represent the other country at the senior level.



2 comments
  1. R2 Dad
    commented on: April 11, 2013 at 12:06 a.m.
    How come he's not been called into the USMNT camp? Or would he not receive a warm welcome and get scared off? He's got to be at least as good as our current second options and would provide some good competition on the back line.

  1. feliks fuksman
    commented on: April 11, 2013 at 7:32 a.m.
    Good question!!


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