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Julian Green to train with USMNT
   February 14, 2014 (5:56 PM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post

German tabloid Bild (tabloid being the key word a lot of the time) came out with a report today that Julian Green would be in Ukraine for the US friendly after Jurgen Klinsmann promised him a World Cup roster spot.

US Soccer then tweeted/instagrammed out this photo of assistant coach Andi Herzog with Green at Bayern Munich’s training.

ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle then was able to get some more information from US Soccer and Green’s father, Jerry Green.

Go get him, Klinsi.

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7 Responses to “Julian Green to train with USMNT”

  1. Ian says:

    Freddy Adu and now this? I can hardly contain myself!

  2. CP says:

    This would be amazing!!! Our 2018 team would be brilliant, with just about everyone as a starter in the Premiership or Bundesliga!

    Altidore (Or Agudelo or Boyd)
    F.Johnson – Johannsson – Green
    Bradley – Williams
    Chandler – Packwood – Brooks – Cameron

    Zusi/Gonzalez/Besler/Gil – Better get your butt to Europe! As good and young as you are, you will not be able to keep up unless you challenge yourself!

  3. CP says:

    Also, Green would have a chance being our first world class player one day!

    Go get him Klinsmann! You may not get that World Cup mega-bonus this year, but in 2018 you got a chance at buying all the helicopters you want!

  4. 2tone says:

    Hard for me to see Altidore starting at the 2018 WC. Both Agudelo and Johannsson I think will pass him by.

    Good god the 2018 US WC team could be stacked:

    Possible 23:

    GK: Hamid, Sean John, Guzan

    Defesne: Chandler, Yedlin, Packwood, O’Neil, Besler, Brooks, Fabian, Klute

    CM’s: Bradley, Holden, Williams, Gil, Diskerud

    Attackers: Agudelo, Altidore, AJ, Green, Nagbe, Zardes, Alfred Koroma(Currently trialing with FLuminense in Brasil and is turning heads)

    other possibles: Gonzo, Zimmerman, Kitchen, Junior FLores, Rubio Rubin, Ben Spencer, Omar Salgado, Arriola, Benji Joya, Matt Hedges, Gyau, Gatt, Shea

    Whew the 2018 cycle is going to be fun.

  5. Dirk says:

    I can only imagine the reaction to this news from the borderline players, the ones fighting for that 22nd, 23rd roster spot.

    Although I hope JK didn’t promise him a spot, that is a bit ridiculous. Let him earn it like everyone else.

  6. CP says:

    Dirk – Klinsmann has been very clear. To earn a spot he wants you challenging yourself at the highest level, preferably in Europe and with one of the best teams in the world. Green plays for the best team in the world. He may not start, but he is challenging himself via practice and everything else.

    While I think Shea and Bedoya are trying to do the same thing (to the best of their ability), I wouldn’t be disappointed for Davis, EddieJ, Zusi, or any other person from the MLS who does not make it…sorry, but playing in Europe with the best competition is part of the “earning it” that Klinsmann has been very clear about with everyone….every player (including Zusi and Donovan) have been warned!

  7. Dirk says:

    I more or less agree with your points. I think Julian Green’s pedigree is top notch, no doubt. Bayern Munich is currently the best club in the world.

    Julian Green has scored 15 goals in 18 matches for their reserve team. While that is an impressive tally, their reserves play in the 3rd division. What has he done at the senior level? Nothing so far. Just a fact. Yeah he trains with some absolute World Class players. Do you think if he was loaned out to Hoffenheim or Augsburg that he’d be lighting it up for a 2nd tier Bundesliga team? Unlikely.

    So has he earned his spot just by training with Munich? Does that match Jk’s comments about what he expects from his players? Dempsey is sitting on the bench for Fulham. But he’s in England so that makes it okay? If Bradley didn’t leave Roma he’d probably be in the same predicament. But he stopped challenging himself at the higher level of Europe, so by all accounts Klinsman will give his starting slot to Sascha Kljestan, right? Hardly.

    Let’s be real, most of the “Champions League” talk is just utter bollocks from Klinsman. Half of his key players play in the MLS and couldn’t get anywhere near a champions league side.

    What if Green doesn’t score a single goal for Munich the remainder of the season? Does he get a spot? If he impresses on the wing against Ukraine then the answer might be yes. That might be all it takes to send Wondo or Herc home to cry.

    We’re really not that deep. We just have a much larger player pool than ever before. But shallow talent.

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