[AMERICANS ABROAD]German-American teenager Julian Green, who has played this summer for Bayern Munich's first team, mostly recently in the Audi Cup, is one of 20 players named to Germany's U-19 national team for its trip to Hungary Aug. 11-15.
Green, 18, is the son of a father who served in the U.S. military and a German mother and has lived in Germany since he was 2. The winger scored 10 goals in 26 games for Bayern's A-Jugend team in 2012-13 and has been promoted to the Bayern Munich II (under-23 team) in the Regionalliga (fourth level). He has played for the U.S. under-18 national team.
Green made news when he scored back-to-back hat tricks in Bayern's first two games under new coach Pep Guardiola, both against amateur teams.
scored three goals in the second half as Bayern Munich beat Fanclub Wildenau, 15-1, Saturday in the annual FC Bayern Dream Game that had special significance. It was the coaching debut of new coach Pep Guardiola. And if that was not enough, Green followed that up with a team-high three goals Sunday in another win over an area amateur team, this time 9-1 against TSV Regen, which was celebrating its 125th anniversary.