NEW YORK – Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola expects to keep young American forward Julian Green with the club this season instead of loaning him to another team.
The 19-year-old scored against Belgium in the World Cup. He spent most of last season with Bayern Munich II in the German fourth tier. He made his first-team debut Nov. 27 as an 88th-minute substitute in a Champions League match at CSKA Moscow.
Green played for Germany in three qualifiers for the 2014 European Under-19 Championship, then switched affiliation and made his U.S. national team debut in April.
The third youngest player at the World Cup, he made his only tournament appearance in the second-round match against Belgium and scored in the 107th minute of the Americans' 2-1 loss, two minutes after entering.