"My heart told me the U.S. was the best option for me. I was raised in the Netherlands. I love it here. But in life, you have to make difficult decisions. I felt the U.S. was the best option. I had
played in their youth teams, and I feel at home there. It's not as if the U.S. is bad at soccer, either. They play in World Cups -- and against a lot of the same teams as the Netherlands."
-- Sergino Dest
, on his decision to pick the USA over the Netherlands at the senior international level, crediting the USA -- a country he didn't visit until 2014 -- for being there and
picking him on the 2017 U-17 World Cup and 2019 U-20 World Cup teams after he was continually overlooked by the Netherlands. (ESPN