[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.