Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem looks set to break the hearts of US soccer fans as he appears set to jump off the US soccer radar to pursue an international career with Germany instead of the United States, according to a report by NBC Sports writer Richard Farley.
The talented midfielder, who made his Arsenal senior debut aged 16 in January, has been called up to Germany’s U-17 squad, and if he plays for that team, he won’t be able to switch to the US for his international playing career.
Farley writes “Germany’s first qualifier is March 26 against Georgia, but given the 18-man squad plays three games in six days, Zelalem is likely to get at least a cap, particularly considering he’s appeared at this level for Germany before.”
As former World Soccer Talk writer Richard Farley says, “Here’s hoping this is the next step in a long and successful soccer career. That it won’t be with the U.S. shouldn’t make it any less relevant.” I agree wholeheartedly.
Here are tonight’s world soccer news headlines:
- Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem about to jump off the U.S. Soccer radar — Pro Soccer Talk
- Stuart Holden out for 6 to 9 months following operation on ligaments in knee — Lion of Vienna
- The future of Querétaro in Liga MX will be determined at the end of the tournament — CNN
- Cruise line says no to Beckham’s soccer plan, while PortMiami heads abroad to recruit other developers — Miami Herald
- Fifa scraps speeches to avoid protest — BBC Sport
- Arsène Wenger has plenty of regrets as Arsenal go out to Bayern Munich — The Guardian
- Ian Wright breaks down in ITV documentary charting his rise to England and Arsenal striker — The Independent
- Stoke to keep Marc Wilson at centre-back as Robert Huth’s season appears to be over — The Mirror
- Atletico keeper Thibaut Courtois: “I have a contract with Chelsea, but we’ll see at the end of the season’ — 101GG
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