In a blow to US Soccer, talented Bayern Munich striker Julian Green has decided to accept a call-up to the U-19 Germany squad instead of training with the US Men’s National Team who will be preparing for their upcoming friendlies against Scotland and Austria.
Green recently accepted a call-up by the USMNT squad. But Green later decided to turn down the invitation.
“We are going to give Julian an opportunity to breathe. All of these conversations and attention can be a bit overwhelming for a young player, so we decided to take the foot off the pedal and let him focus on his work at Bayern. We had a great conversation. He’s a mature young man and he clearly has a bright future. I told him that when the time is right, the door is wide open.”
Green took time to breathe, and decided to accept a call-up to Germany U-19 during the upcoming international break. His agent said:
“He has started the qualification matches with the German U-19 team and wants to support this team in the upcoming matches, as well. These matches are a great opportunity for him as a young player to gain further international experience without being determinate too early.”
Green still has a chance to select the US Men’s National Team as the country he wants to play for, but today is worrying news for USMNT fans and Klinsmann.
Here are tonight’s world soccer news headlines:
- Julian Green accepts Germany U-19 call, but USMNT future remains a possibility — MLS Soccer
- Luca Toni open to chance of playing for Italy again — Sky Sports
- IOC acts to avoid Qatar World Cup clash with 2022 Olympics — World Football Insider
- World Cup failure could cost Mexico millions say businesses — Reuters
- Cardiff owner Vincent Tan refuses to back Malky Mackay — Daily Star
- Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs are doubtful for the Champions League match with Dortmund — Telegraph
- Arsenal’s Theo Walcott could return for crunch trip to Old Trafford — The Guardian
- Next Crystal Palace manager could be Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid No.2 Aitor Karanka — The Mirror
- PFA demands players “should not continue after loss of consciousness” as Hugo Lloris incident hits home — Pro Soccer Talk
- Costel Pantilimon will start for Manchester City against CSKA Moscow — MEN
- Arsenal contact Juventus over a loan-move for striker Fernando Llorente — The Independent
- FA to consider Jonjo Shelvey punishment in next 48 hours after Wales derby gesture to Cardiff fans — Wales Online
- Very angry’ Edin Dzeko denies reports of ‘dressing room revolt’ against Roberto Mancini — The Independent
- Hugo Lloris: Football unions want changes to head injury guidelines — BBC Sport
- Documentary will focus on six of Fergie’s fledglings including Beckham — Screen Daily
- Lee Cattermole: Sent off seven times, averages red card every 26 games — The Mail
- ‘Racist abuse of Yaya Touré is a smokescreen, real problem is at home’ — The Guardian
- Januzaj’s resilience to bad tackles reminds Moyes of Messi — The Independent
- Arsene Wenger refuses to discuss contract until Arsenal qualify for Champions League knockout stages — The Mail
- Fernando Torres doubt for Chelsea’s Schalke tie with thigh injury — The Independent
- Wilfried Bony made to take extra training sessions to improve form and fitness at Swansea — The Mail
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