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Why Sergino Dest should represent Netherlands instead of the U.S.

Craig Burley says Sergino Dest has to pick the Netherlands over the U.S. if he backs himself as a top talent.
Sergiño Dest has forced his way into the first team at Ajax with some brilliant play so far in the young season.
Edwin van der Sar speaks exclusively to ESPN FC about Sergino Dest's international future.

Oct. 2 was quite a day for Sergino Dest. First, Ajax's 18-year-old Dutch-American right-back was unexpectedly missing from the U.S. men's roster announced for the upcoming games against Cuba and Canada. These are competitive matches, in the CONCACAF Nations League, so if Dest had played, he would have been bound to the USMNT rather than the Netherlands for his career. That evening, he played all 90 minutes in Ajax's 0-3 triumph at Valencia in the Champions League. After the game, he appeared on...

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United States international Dest: I always imagined playing for Netherlands

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Ajax right-back Sergino Dest has said that, as a child, he always pictured himself playing for the Dutch national side.

Dest, 18, could still pledge his allegiance to either the United States or Netherlands, despite having made two friendly appearances for the USMNT.

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He recently said he made himself unavailable for selection for both national sides in...