Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Green gets FIFA green light to switch national teams
by Paul Kennedy, March 24th, 2014 3:18PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  germany, men's national team

MOST COMMENTED

[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.


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Wright scores hat trick in 5-2 win over Costa Rica    
[USA UNDER-17 MEN] Striker Haji Wright continued his hot form for the USA this year with ...
U.S. women headed to Brasilia in December    
[DATEBOOK] The U.S. women's national team will travel to Brazil for the first time since 1977 ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Midweek] No. 12 Indiana gave up a goal to Robert Kristo after just 14 seconds ...
Las Vegas developers handed another lifeline    
[MLS EXPANSION] The effort to secure an MLS expansion team in Las Vegas was handed another ...
Arsenal's U.S. boy gets first goal for Gunners    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Gedion Zelalem, who was born in Germany to Ethiopian parents but raised in ...
Eastern Conference clashes kick off busy week    
[MLS PREVIEW: Week 30] A Thursday-Friday double-dip is rare in MLS but just such a setup ...
Stars take CSA and FIFA before tribunal    
[2015 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP'] A day after FIFA's Tatjana Haenni said there was no Plan B ...
What They're Saying: Peter Vermes    
"He was talking to me about the team and about winning [MLS Cup] as both a ...
What They're Saying: Toronto lawyer Ted Charney    
"[T]here's no downside since the loser at the tribunal does not have to cover legal costs ...
UEFA Champions League Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Wednesday] Just three teams -- defending champion Real Madrid and 2013 finalists Bayern Munich and ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives