That escalated quickly.
Julian Green, Bayern Munich's German-American winger who has been choosing which of the two countries to represent over the 18 months, has decided to wear the Red, White and Blue. USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced the news on Twitter this afternoon:
“We are absolutely thrilled that Julian Green has chosen to be a part of the U.S. National Team Programs!"
Sporting Kansas City announced on Tuesday that English Premier League heavyweights Manchester City will headline a series of events dubbed “Summer in the Soccer Capital” in June and July, revolving around the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
It's confirmed: the US national team are set for another European friendly later this year.
The Czech football association on Monday reported on its website that the Czech Republic will host the USMNT in Prague on Sept. 3 as a warmup for their Euro 2016 qualifying opener against the Netherlands on Sept. 9. US Soccer later sent out a release confirming the report.
San Jose Earthquakes and Honduras defender Victor Bernardez is all set to retire from international soccer following the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
On Wednesday night, he played in what was very likely the final home game of his international career, a 2-1 friendly victory over Venezuela.
The US national team now knows its schedule for its final tune-up matches ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and will face off against a brand new opponent.
US Soccer announced Thursday that the team will play three games in its Send-Off Series, in San Francisco against Azerbaijan on May 27 at Candlestick Park, followed by a match against Turkey at Red Bull Arena on June 1, and concluding the series with a friendly against Nigeria at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. on June 7.
LARNACA, Cyprus – On the face of it, there appeared to be few positives to take from the US men’s national team’s 2-0 defeat to Ukraine on Wednesday.
However, head coach Jurgen Klinsmann believes the experience will help his side prepare for one specific opponent it will face at the World Cup.
LARNACA, Cyprus – Jozy Altidore has earned his place as one of Jurgen Klinsmann’s favorites. Netting eight goals in 2013, he finished the year as the US national team’s top scorer, so despite his poor club form for Sunderland, the 24-year-old was trusted with leading the line in Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat to Ukraine.