Former U.S. U-17 Subotic headed to World Cup

[SERBIA] Neven Subotic, who played for the USA at the 2005 Under-17 World Cup, has made Serbia’s World Cup roster.

The 21-year-old defender, who plays for German club Borussia Dortmund, made his debut for Serbia in March 2009 after having his bid to play for Germany turned down because he did not meet citizenship requirements.

Subotic was born in Bosnia-Herzegovina to Serbian parents spent several years living in Germany before moving to the United States.

Serbia coach Radomir Antic's team includes players from clubs in 11 countries.

Slovenia Roster:
Goalkeepers: Andjelko Djuricic (Leiria), Bojan Isailovic (Zaglebie Lubin), Vladimir Stojkovic (Wigan).
Defenders: Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea), Aleksandar Kolarov (Lazio), Aleksandar Lukovic (Udinese), Ivan Obradovic (Real Zaragoza), Antonio Rukavina (1860 Munich), Neven Subotic (Bor. Dortmund), Nemanja Vidic (Man. United).
Midfielders: Milan Jovanovic (Standard Liege), Gojko Kacar (Hertha Berlin), Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow), Zdravko Kuzmanovic (VfB Stuttgart), Nenad Milijas (Wolves), Milos Ninkovic (Dynamo Kiev), Radosav Petrovic (Partizan), Dejan Stankovic (Inter Milan), Zoran Tosic (FC Cologne).
Forwards: Danko Lazovic (Zenit St. Petersburg), Dragan Mrdja (Vojvodina Novi Sad), Marko Pantelic (Ajax), Nikola Zigic (Birmingham).

4 comments about "Former U.S. U-17 Subotic headed to World Cup".
  1. Walt Pericciuoli, June 2, 2010 at 9:57 a.m.

    Another American that got away.

  2. Cristina Petrocelli, June 2, 2010 at 1:55 p.m.

    Yes.. to my point.. another one that got away !

  3. Fernando Paz, June 2, 2010 at 3:10 p.m.

    Way to go USSF!

  4. Cristina Petrocelli, June 3, 2010 at 10:22 a.m.

    USSF should really see some players outside the US Development Program and their creative playing styles. I mean players that can't pay thousands of $$ to get developed and they play fabulously all on their own natural talent. These are players that step "out of the box" and go to another country and get picked up and we say... there he goes.. he got away and was born in the USA but didn't get noticed because he couldn't pay $$$ to go thru the "US DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM"...

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