U.S. calls Julian Green for training camp
United States national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann has called up Bayern Munich midfielder Julian Green to take part in a November training camp, the U.S. Soccer Federation confirmed Friday.
The U.S. side will meet up ahead of friendlies against Scotland and Austria, but Green, 18, will not be able to play in either match.
Green has been provisionally tied to Germany after making three appearances with that country’s under 19 squad in official competition earlier this month.
In order to appear for the U.S., Green would have to file a one-time switch with FIFA, a process that the USSF confirmed has yet to begin. For that reason, Green will be limited to training with the U.S. and will also be able to get a sense for how the American program operates.
German newspaper Bild earlier reported the call up.
"Julian Green is a tremendous talent," Klinsmann said through a team spokesman. "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."
The son of a U.S. serviceman and German mother, it's unclear at the moment if Green will actually file the one-time switch needed to change his international affiliation.
Green was on the 35-man provisional roster for the U.S. U-20 team ahead of last summer's World Cup, but he didn't make the final cut. He has appeared for the U.S. U-18 team, but also represented Germany at U-15, U-16, U-17, and now U-19 level.
At the club level, Green has scored 13 goals in 14 games for Bayern Munich's reserve side this season. He has also made three appearances for Bayern's U-19 team.
Earlier this year, Aron Johannsson received approval for the same one-time switch after he played in youth competitions for Iceland.