An Interview With Former USA U-20 World Cup Defender Julian Valentin
JV: Zarek is currently recovering from an Achilles tendon injury and he is just focused on getting back on the field. Zarek and I have never discussed the possibility of him representing Puerto Rico, but I do know he has aspirations to play for the United States in a World Cup someday. Klinsmann likes technical players with good tactical sense and versatility, all qualities that Zarek possesses. Once he fully recovers from his injury and returns to top form at his club in Norway, I absolutely believe he has the ability to put himself in the mix for a call-up to the U.S. National Team.