Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Green gets FIFA green light to switch national teams
by Paul Kennedy, March 24th, 2014 3:18PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  germany, men's national team

MOST COMMENTED

[USA MEN]FIFA has approved the application of German-AmericanJulian 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.


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
USA-Costa Rica: Olympic tuneups end with easy win    
The USA closed out its preparations for the Olympic women's soccer tournament on Friday when it ...
Video Pick: Golazo by Dortmund's Dembele vs. Manchester United    
Why did Borussia Dortmund spend a reported $15 million to get 19-year-old Ousmane Dembele from French ...
Arsenal names roster for U.S. trip    
Arsenal's preliminary list of players who will travel to the United States includes American midfielder Gedion ...
What They're Saying: Axel Sjoberg    
"I don't think I have to sell myself to Dominic Kinnear. He picked the team and ...
USA-Costa Rica: Scorcher expected for final Rio tuneup    
The USA plays its last game before it heads off to the Rio Olympics when it ...
MLS Countdown: Marsch comments roil waters for derby    
Three times a year comes the question: will New York be red or blue? The Hudson ...
Crowd Count: FC Cincinnati sets another USL record    
FC Cincinnati set a USL single-season attendance record when it drew 16,127 fans Wednesday at Nippert ...
MLS Countdown: Quakes duo has red cards rescinded    
The San Jose Earthquakes will have their Panamaniacs available for a game at Real Salt Lake ...
MLS Moves: Orlando bolsters backline with Aja signing    
The first player signed by Orlando City after the hiring of head coach Jason Kreis has ...
U.S. Abroad: Ankle injury sidelines Hyndman    
Emerson Hyndman, who joined Premier League club Bournemouth from Fulham as a free agent in the ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives