The 18-year-old has impressed with Bayern Munich II in the German Regionalliga this season, but his international future is still up in the air.Julian Green's introduction to the U.S. national team will have to wait at least a little while longer.
In an article posted on U.S. Soccer's official website, USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann confirmed the 18-year-old Bayern Munich attacker would not be attending next month's camp, as had been announced last week.
“We are going to give Julian an opportunity to breathe,” Klinsmann said. “All of these conversations and attention can be a bit overwhelming for a young player, so we decided to take the foot off the pedal and let him focus on his work at Bayern.
"We had a great conversation. He’s a mature young man, and he clearly has a bright future. I told him that when the time is right, the door is wide open.”
Green was born in Tampa, Fla. and moved to Germany at age 2. He has represented both the USA and Germany at the youth level, including an appearance for the Germany U-19 team earlier this month which provisionally tied him to the Germans.
Should Green choose to play for the USA, he must file a one-time change of association through FIFA, much like former Iceland youth international Aron Johannsson did two months ago.
The USA travels to face Scotland on Nov. 15 and Austria on Nov. 19 in a pair of friendlies. Green was expected to attend the team's camp, though without filing the change of association he would not have been able to play in the two matches.