- Joins from NY Red Bulls' academy
- Several Euro clubs reportedly had interest
- Pulisic, Reyna came out of BVB youth system
WHAT HAPPENED? Borussia Dortmund may have the next big American prospect on their hands, as GOAL understands they've signed highly touted Jack Mize to their academy.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: The 14-year-old reportedly had generated interest from several European clubs, but Dortmund won out on his signature. BVB have a strong track record in developing youth - particularly Americans, after previous success with Christian Pulisic, now with Chelsea, and current first-teamer Gio Reyna.
AND WHAT'S MORE: Dortmund currently have two additional players with American ties in their youth system: Tyler Meiser (15) a dual Germany/USA citizen, and Cole Campbell (16), a dual Iceland/USA citizen.
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THE VERDICT: While it's too early to tell just how far Mize can take his career or whether he's capable of replicating the success of Pulisic or Reyna, he does have a two-year jump start on his high-profile predecessors who both joined Dortmund at 16 years of age.
WHAT NEXT FOR MIZE? The 14-year-old is getting his footing with one of Europe's top academies, with the hopes of rising up the club's ranks.