The 18-year-old, who was born in Tampa, Fla., played for Germany in three qualifiers for the 2014 European Under-19 Championship, making his debut last Oct. 10 against Belarus and getting assists two days later against Latvia and on Oct. 15 versus Scotland.
He made his professional debut for Bayern on Nov. 27 as an 88th-minute substitute in a Champions League match at CSKA Moscow.
FIFA since 2009 has allowed a one-time change in national team affiliation for a player who has appeared in an official match for a youth national team as long as the player had dual citizenship at the time.
“We are absolutely thrilled,” U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said in a statement Tuesday. “He is a very special talent. We wanted him to feel comfortable with our program and listen to his heart when making this decision.”
The government, at least as represented by our citizenship minister, Jason Kenney, wants to rescind Canadian citizenship for those holding dual citizenship, if they engage in an act of terrorism like the recent attacks in Bulgaria and Algeria. …
R-Lausanne R-MN, issued this statement today
Today I sent a letter to the Swiss Consulate requesting withdrawal of my dual Swiss citizenship, which was conferred upon me by operation of Swiss law when I married my husband in 1978. I took this action because I want to make it perfectly clear: I was born in America and I am a proud American citizen. I am, and always have been, 100 percent committed to our United States Constitution and the United States of America. As the daughter of an Air Force veteran, stepdaughter of an Army veteran and sister of a Navy veteran, I am proud of my allegiance to the greatest nation the world has ever known.
Exit question: Why does Michele Bachmann hate Switzerland so much?
Failed presidential candidate. Minnesota congresswoman. Tea Party darling. And now, Swiss citizen.
Michele Bachmann has been granted dual citizenship in Switzerland, which makes her eligible to seek political office in the small European country, her spokesman Becky Rogness confirmed Wednesday.
Bachmann qualified for citizenship because of her marriage to her husband, who is of Swiss descent.
Exit question: Why does Michele Bachmann hate America so much?