Very good news indeed. The German u21s are playing a game in like a week or two, so it's expected that he'll turn down that offer and play in the friendly for us. Looks like us being the first to offer him a full national team opportunity was the deciding factor. I mentioned it in another thread, but I think the Julian Green saga will play out similarly- whoever shows a more genuine interest and "plan" for him, so to speak, will be the team he plays for.
cwil177 LSU Fan Baton Rouge Member since Jun 2011 13168 posts
re: Americans Abroad Thread(Posted by cwil177 on 8/9/13 at 10:32 am to rdw1690)
LINK Ives' recent podcast with special guest Paul Arriola, the 18 year old American who has been playing pretty well for the Tijuana first team as of late. Also got some talk about the Charlie Davies, Juan Agudelo, and Alejandro Bedoya moves.
I haven't listened to it yet, but it probably does. It's not to be a Mexican team player. I think it's honestly regarding visa issues/international player slots and stuff like that. He has a Mexican grandfather so that's how he qualifies. He actually still lives in California with his parents and crosses the border for training and games.