The U.S. national team has called in 18-year-old Bayern Munich prospect Julian Green for its November camp, the U.S. federation has confirmed to Goal. Follow GOAL.COM on Twitter
“Julian Green is a tremendous talent," U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. "We have been scouting him for more than two years, and we are thrilled to bring him into our camp and introduce him to the senior team program. We believe we could help him grow into a special player.”
Green was born in Tampa, Fla., and lived there until he was 2 years old before he moved to Germany. His father is American and his mother is German, meaning he has eligibility for both countries.
The midfielder has played for the USA and Germany at the youth level, and recently played in three matches with the Germany U-19 side in an official competition, meaning he is provisionally tied to Germany.
In order to represent the USA, Green would have to file a one-time change of association to FIFA, much like American-Icelandic striker Aron Johannsson did two months ago. It is unclear if Green plans to do so at this time, but he will at least attend the USA's November camp, where he will get a chance to be introduced to the team and coaching staff.
Green has scored 13 goals in 14 appearances for Bayern Munich II in the German Regionalliga this season, and played in several preseason friendlies with the first team, an indication of how highly he is rated by coach Pep Guardiola.
The USA travels to Scotland on Nov. 15 and Austria on Nov. 19 in a pair of friendlies.
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