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Green, Bayern Munich Striker, to Play for the U.S.
NYT ^ | March 18, 2014 | Jack Bell

Posted on 03/18/2014 5:57:03 PM PDT by 1rudeboy

Coach Jurgen Klinsmann received a gift on Tuesday only months before the start of the World Cup in Brazil when striker Julian Green, 18, chose to represent the United States men’s national team instead of Germany.

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Green, who was born in Tampa, Fla., to an American father and German mother, had played at the youth international level for Germany, but has petitioned FIFA for a one-time change of association, a process that is expected to be completed in a matter of weeks. Green recently moved up to the senior roster at Bayern Munich, the defending league champions in Germany.

“Obviously this was a big decision, and I spent a long time discussing it with my family,” Green said in a statement. “I was born in Florida and my father still lives there, so I have deep roots in the U.S. I’m very proud to be representing the United States."

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Betcha he had to show his birth certificate.
1 posted on 03/18/2014 5:57:03 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Jurgen’s squad has American Germans and most of them are born from former American servicemen. At least we get a striker for the future in time as Donovan and Dempsey retire into the sunset.


2 posted on 03/18/2014 6:09:29 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: 1rudeboy

He wasn’t going to make the German team, so this is his best shot at EVER going to the World Cup.


3 posted on 03/18/2014 6:20:42 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeaHawkFan

Probably.


4 posted on 03/18/2014 6:21:15 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Just saw this on ESPN.com.


5 posted on 03/18/2014 6:41:43 PM PDT by darkangel82
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To: 1rudeboy

Juan Agudelo,now 21, who scored a goal at 17 for the national team should be our striker. Coincidentally he does look like Green. I had the pleasure, last year, of watching him play for the joke of a team, New England Revolution, who let him go to Europe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhUJHKix070


6 posted on 03/18/2014 7:24:11 PM PDT by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: max americana

Donovan plays as a withdrawn Forward/Winger or attacking Midfielder.

Definitely not a striker.

Dempsey is a striker.


7 posted on 03/18/2014 7:42:06 PM PDT by Reaganez
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