CHICAGO – Bayern Munich forward Julian Green wants to play for the U.S. national team and has applied to FIFA to change his association from Germany.
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. 12 against Belarus and getting assists two days later against Latvia and on Oct. 15 vs. 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.
The U.S. Soccer Federation announced his decision Tuesday.