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Green gets FIFA green light to switch national teams
by Paul Kennedy, March 24th, 2014 3:18PM

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[USA MEN] FIFA has approved the application of German-American Julian Green to switch his association affiliation from Germany, where he played in its youth national team program, to the USA. The approval clears the 18-year-old Bayern Munich winger to play for the USA in the April 2 friendly against Mexico in Glendale, Ariz.

Green played for the U.S. U-18s and German U-19s but only his appearance for Germany was in an official competition -- a qualifier for the U-19 European Championship. Because Green, who was born in Tampa, Fla., to an American father and German mother, was tied to Germany at the youth level, he needed FIFA's approval to switch his allegiance to the USA, which is permanent.

“We are obviously thrilled,” said U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann in a statement. “We appreciate FIFA’s effort in getting his paperwork approved, and are excited to have him on board for the game against Mexico on April 2.”

His switch comes only weeks after Green spent two days with the national team training in Frankfurt, Germany, prior to the international friendly against Ukraine.

Green signed his first pro contract with Bayern Munich in November 2013 and has made one appearance for the first team, in a UEFA Champions League group game.


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