Bayern Munich prospect and German-American Julien Green has reportedly made a decision to represent United States Soccer on the international level. The eighteen year old, Florida-born Green, who had made two senior team appearances for UEFA Champions League holders Bayern Munich this season, submitted paperwork to FIFA, sources have said.
U.S. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann just tweeted out to confirm the news:
The official U.S. Soccer announcement is expected within the next 24-48 hours. Green is also scheduled to train with the U.S. ahead of next month’s friendly in Phoenix against Mexico, as he had before the Americans’ March 5 loss to Ukraine in Cyprus.
Klinsmann also noted that he would be given a fair chance to make the 23-man World Cup squad as well. Green has scored 15 goals in 19 appearances for Bayern Munich II which is the Bayern Munich development team that currently plays in the German fourth division.
Green was born in Tampa, Florida to an American father and German mother. He holds a dual citizenship in both countries.
Green’s commitment would be a huge addition for U.S. Soccer, maybe not for this World Cup but for the future. People comment on how the US lacks offensive firepower, and that talent being produced in States is not up to par. Well Green is that answer. He is a promising winger playing for the reserve team of perhaps the best club in the world right now. He has also already made his senior debut for Munich at eighteen years old. That’s impressive, and if he can stay on track he will become one the United States’ best players to date.