Johnson's one-time switch to join USMNT approved by FIFA

Johnson's one-time switch to join USMNT approved by FIFA

U.S. Men's National Team

Johnson's one-time switch to join USMNT approved by FIFA

Fabian Johnson 1 (TSG Hoffenheim)

TSG Hoffenheim midfielder/defender Fabian Johnson won't be with the U.S. men's national team for its October friendlies due to a neck injury, but he will be able to represent the United States in the near future.

The 23-year-old Johnson has had his one-time switch of association approved by FIFA, making him eligible to play for the U.S. team. 

Johnson, who was born in Munich, Germany to an American father and German mother, had recently filed paperwork to change his international allegiances to the United States after having represented Germany at youth national team levels. He practiced with the U.S. team earlier this month but was unable play in its friendlies against Costa Rica and Belgium.

The switch means Johnson cannot represent any other country besides the United States at the international level from here on out.

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