USA prospect Julian Green has been named in the Bayern Munich squad to face CSKA Moscow in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday. The highly rated 18-year-old was added to the squad after Mario Mandzukic was forced to withdraw due to injury. Since Bayern has already qualified for the competition’s second round from Group D alongside Manchester City, coach Pep Guardiola is expected to field a second-string team for Wednesday’s clash in Moscow.
Green, who was born in Florida to an American father and a German mother, has yet to make his competitive debut for Bayern, but he has scored 15 goals in 18 games this season for the club’s reserves. U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann has described the 18-year-old as a “tremendous talent,” although Green has yet to make up his mind whether he wants to play internationally for Germany or the USA.