CHICAGO – The U.S. Soccer Federation says forward Aron Johannsson wants to switch national team programs from Iceland to the United States.
The USSF submitted an application for Johannsson on Tuesday to FIFA, soccer's governing body. FIFA approves applications for switches if all the requirements for the submission are met.
Johannsson, a 22-year-old Mobile, Ala., native, grew up in Iceland and scored one goal in 11 appearances for Iceland's under-21 team. He appeared in eight qualifiers for the 2012 UEFA Under-21 Championship, which meant he can't switch affiliations without FIFA's approval.
Johannsson played for Fjolnir in Iceland from 2008-10, then moved to Aarhus in Belgium. He joined AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands in January.