Chicago, IL, United States (4E Sports) – The U.S. Soccer Federation and national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann clarified that they will not pressure forward Julian Green to leave the German national team in favor of the U.S. team.
Green, who holds both U.S. and German citizenship, is currently tied to Germany due to his participation with the German U-19 team.
He could file a one-time switch with FIFA should he decided to pledge his international future with the U.S. team.
Green, who plays for bayern Munich, will participate in a two-day training camp with the U.S. next week, giving Klinsmann a chance to convince Green to do just that.
Klinsmann hopes that the benefits of playing for the U.S. will become clear to Green, a Tampa, Fla. native.
“Having him come in is a great sign for us, that he’s open to it, and that he wants to meet us, and wants to meet the players. Hopefully we choose him the right roommate,” said Klinsmann with a laugh.
With just a little over two months remaining until Klinsmann names his preliminary 30-man roster for this summer’s World Cup, there had been speculation that the he was saving a spot for Green.
But Klinsmann insisted that there is no deadline for Green to make a decision.