March 18, U.S. Soccer announced that Bayern Munich forward Julian Green has chosen to represent the United States in international soccer competition and has applied for a one-time change of association to FIFA. The process should be completed in coming weeks.
Green is a candidate for the U.S. Men's National Team World Cup roster and will participate in the training camp for the upcoming game against Mexico.
"We are absolutely thrilled that Julian has chosen to be a part of the U.S. National Team Programs," said U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. "As we have said, he is a very special talent. We wanted him to feel comfortable with our program and listen to his heart when making this decision. I personally want to thank Kalle Rummenigge and everyone at Bayern Munich for their support through this process. He is an exciting player with a tremendously bright future."
Born in Tampa, Fla., the 18-year-old Green is a dual citizen of the United States and Germany. He has been a part of a U.S. U-18 camp, and most recently spent two days with the Men's National Team in March prior to the friendly against Ukraine. Because he played for Germany in an official competition - a qualifier for the U-19 European Championship - the one-time change application was required.
"Obviously this was a big decision, and I spent a long time discussing it with my family," said Green. "I was born in Florida and my father still lives there, so I have deep roots in the U.S. I'm very proud to be representing the United States.
Per FIFA rules, once a change of association has been filed, a player cannot represent either association until the process is complete.