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Julian Green scores for Bayern in DFB-Pokal clash with Augsburg

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Opportunities have been few and far between for Julian Green, but the U.S. Men’s National Team forward made the most of his chance on Wednesday afternoon.

Making his first start of the season for Bayern Munich, Green scored his first competitive goal for the German powerhouse in Wednesday’s DFB Pokal clash with Augsburg. Green’s finish put Bayern up, 2-0, heading into halftime following an early finish from Phillip Lahm.

The USMNT forward’s goal came just moments before halftime. On a cross in from Thomas Muller, Green flicked a header towards the backpost, leaving the goalkeeper helpless as Bayern took a 2-0 lead.

Take a look at Green’s goal below:

 

30 comments
  • Ronniet

    well….that was pretty! Americans stepping up big time this week with goals galore in the Bundesliga!

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  • J.Thomas

    An American scoring a nice well-placed header from service by Mueller for Bayern?

    I’ll take that.

    The 2022 squad is looking to be a potential golden generation.

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    • Ronniet

      Who knows, if these young guns keep progressing over the next 2 years you could be talking about WC’18 being a generational shift to greatness. I do honestly think that ’18 will come a little early for some of our younger players to make extended in roads with the senior team but there are a hand full that are fighting to be impact subs or very good depth options. I wouldn’t want to have JK’s job picking that final roster, that’s for damn sure

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      • duped

        Yeah…. especially with Donovan making himself available again. Uht ohhhhh, he did it again!

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      • Lost in Space

        Pulisic, Gooch, Green, Wood Zardes & Morris are all starting from a very good spot as we enter the final qualification stage for the 2018 WC. These players are all in positions that have been calling for an upgrade (Wide Mid & Striker) since the last WC. They all bring additional speed and most bring greater technical ability. As long as they are healthy and seeing time at the club level they should be part of the final camp heading into the WC.

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  • Dainja

    Big ups JG!! Hopefully the first of many. Another soccer player from the Dirty South doin big things!

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  • johnnyrazor

    These two sides play again Saturday so maybe Green will get a few minutes then two. Really a tough match to watch as Augsburg just kept putting 9 men behind the ball even when down two goals.

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  • fast right leg

    I watched the whole match (stream) and he did a lot of good things. His play with back to goal was better than I expected.

    I still do not think CF is his position, though. He can lose a mark with his movement and score a header, but fighting in the air is something he will probably never be able to do and he’s too easily muscled off the ball to take on center backs 1v1 or 1v2. That all limits his effectiveness in the hold-up phase. He compensates with quick passes back to the midfield to allow the attack to advance, but he’s not a presence who can duplicate what a Lewandowski can (not many can, to be fair) and he really can only play his way into the game in that position with balls to his feet.

    He’d be much more suited to do what Muller does. I’m not sure why Ancelotti sees differently, but I’m glad he’s getting a chance. I think he did about all he could to make a case for more time, but he’s certainly not pushing Lewandowski off the pitch.

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  • bizzy

    USMNT has more than enough fire power up front, playing for top league teams around the world

    Julian Green – Bayern Munchen
    Christian Pullisic – Dortmund
    Bobby Wood – Hamburger SV
    Fabian Johnson – Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Geoff Cameron – Stoke City
    Cameron Carter-Vickers – Tottenham Hotspur
    Gedion Zelalem – Arsenal

    Klinsmann needs to start building chemistry with the young group of players that are hungry and getting playing time or fighting for a spot on top level clubs (with the hunger and motivation that comes with a young player) and stop messing around with the Beckermans, Altidores and Wondolowski’s . Past coaches didn’t have a developing league to pick from or this much talent to play around with so there should be no doubt when it comes to qualifying and doing well in the next World Cup.

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      • bizzy

        No, even though he’s on loan he isn’t contributing to the team directly (But he is a future defender for the USMNT)

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    • Lost in Space

      Bizzy for the most part I agree with you. However, Jozy isn’t an “OLD” player, and when he’s healthy & on form he is a very good striker that is difficult to defend.

      You’ve also either forgotten or left off some notable players….
      John Brooks – Union Berlin
      Lynden Gooch – Sunderland (Bad team…good young player)
      Emerson Hyndman – Bournemouth
      Arron Johannsson – Werder Bremen

      The 2022 pool is looking to be even…as the young talent for 2018 reach their prime and the next generation looks to have players as strong as this cycles 20-22 yr olds.

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      • johnnyrazor

        I’m bot sure we should count Hyndman and Zelalem until they actually are making the 18 in league matches.

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    • Gary Page

      First Klinsmann has to get the team qualified through the Hex, so he may not be able to play some of the young ones together much except for the friendlies between qualifiers.

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