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Latest Julien Green Items
After the teams went scoreless in regulation, Kevin De Bruyne scored in the 93rd minute and Romelo Lukaku in the 105th to give Belgium the final margin. A gorgeous goal by U.S. substitute Julian Green in the 107th wasn't enough, and the Americans' last efforts fell short.
Julian Green first met most of his U.S. soccer teammates just a few months ago at a training session in Europe shortly before the German-American committed to playing for the United States.
In a sign that Jurgen Klinsmann is unsettled on his defense a month before the World Cup, the U.S. coach selected the mostly untested trio of John Brooks, Timmy Chandler and DeAndre Yedlin on Monday for his 30-man preliminary squad for Brazil 2014.
Defenders John Brooks, Timmy Chandler and DeAndre Yedlin were among the players selected Monday by U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann on his 30-man preliminary World Cup squad.
Among those left off Monday were defender Tim Ream; midfielders Sacha Kljestan, Brek Shea, Jose Torres and Daniel Williams; and forwards Herculez Gomez and Juan Agudelo.
U.S. versus Mexico lived up to its billing with the rivals battling to a 2-2 draw Wednesday night, and provided a possible glimpse into the future with 18-year-old Julian Green making his first national team appearance for the Americans.
Julian Green, the 18-year-old from German club Bayern Munich's developmental system who recently committed his international soccer future to the United States national team, is set to make his debut at forward Wednesday night in an exhibition against Mexico.
Captain Clint Dempsey and all-time U.S. scoring leader Landon Donovan were among 22 players selected Wednesday to the national team for its April 2 game against Mexico in Glendale, Arizona.
Julian Green's change of national association to the United States from Germany has been approved by FIFA.