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Julian Green agrees to switch allegiances
by Paul Kennedy, March 18th, 2014 6:14PM

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[USA MEN] German-American Julian Green will make the one-time switch from Germany to the USA, tying the 18-year-old Bayern Munich winger to the U.S. national team at the senior level, according to national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

"We are absolutely thrilled that Julian has chosen to be a part of the U.S. national team programs," said Klinsmann in a statement. "As we have said, he is a very special talent. We wanted him to feel comfortable with our program and listen to his heart when making this decision. I personally want to thank [Karl-Heinz] Kalle Rummenigge and everyone at Bayern Munich for their support through this process. He is an exciting player with a tremendously bright future."

The news comes only two weeks after Green, who was born in Tampa and raised in Germany, trained with the USA in Frankfurt prior to its departure to Cyprus for the friendly against Ukraine. He'll join the USA for the friendly against Mexico on April 2 in Glendale, Ariz. He won't be eligible to play for the USA until FIFA approves his application to switch associations.



Other U.S. World Cup hopefuls who have switched allegiances are Jermaine Jones, Fabian Johnson, Edgar Castillo and Aron Johannsson.


4 comments
  1. Kevin Sims
    commented on: March 18, 2014 at 8:27 p.m.
    Haven't seen him play ... capable of helping out in Brazil?
  1. Chris Sapien
    commented on: March 18, 2014 at 8:39 p.m.
    I am happy for him as a young man who has been asked to make a very tough decision, one that few rarely have to...........that being said, he needs to be brought into the fold with the understanding he is not to be saddled with unreasonable expectations. Choosing the "Stars & Stripes", needs to be more common amongst high caliber players with the unique opportunity of dual citizenships......hope we get to share in his international successes for two decades now!!
  1. Bertrand Hamilton
    commented on: March 18, 2014 at 10:10 p.m.
    Great news for us; he may not be a factor in Brazil but in Russia in '18 definitely.
  1. cisco martinez
    commented on: March 19, 2014 at 10:48 a.m.
    Great pick up, my only concern is that this reminds me of pre-1998 when Steve Sampson brought in David Regis, Thomas Dooley to replace Balboa and Lalas, and completely ruined the team cohesion.

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