USMNT: Bayern Munich forward prospect Julian Green accepts call-up for Scotland, Austria friendlies
AMSTERDAM – United States national team boss Jurgen Klinsmann has confirmed that Bayern Munich II wing sensation Julian Green has accepted a call-up to November's European camp.
As reported by German tabloid Bild, the 18-year-old Tampa native will be with the team as they prepare for friendlies against Scotland and Austria. Green recently made his competitive debut for Germany's Under-19 national team, meaning he cannot play in either match and will require a FIFA allegiance switch to do so in the future.
"Julian Green is a tremendous talent," said Klinsmann in a statement provided by U.S. Soccer. "We have been scouting him for more than two years, and we are thrilled to bring him into our camp and introduce him to the senior team program. We believe we could help him grow into a special player."
Green, who scored in his lone friendly appearance for the US U-18s last September, was also on Tab Ramos' provisional roster for this past summer's FIFA U-20 World Cup.
The youngster made quite an impression on Bayern head coach Pep Guardiola this preseason, hitting consecutive hat tricks in their first two warm-up matches against German mites. He currently has 13 goals, good for second on the Regionalliga Bayern scoring chart, for his fourth-division reserve side.