Dortmund signs Subotic

Dortmund signs Subotic

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Dortmund signs Subotic

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Former U.S. Under-20 national team defender Neven Subotic has made the move from Mainz 05 to Borussia Dortmund, the club reported on its website Thursday.

Subotic was an anchor in the back for Mainz this past season and has now reunited with former Mainz manager Juergen Klopp in a transfer worth a reported $4.6 million.

What does this mean for the U.S. national team and U.S. Olympic team? That remains to be seen. U.S. soccer sources have told SBI in recent weeks that Subotic is still on the fence about what national team he wants to play for (he was born in Bosnia and raised in Germany and the United States). His move to Dortmund might make a call up to the U.S. Olympic team that much tougher, assuming Subotic was that close to making a decision.

What is clear at this point is that the 19-year-old Subotic is one of the most highly-regarded young defenders in Germany and would almost certainly merit a strong look from the U.S. national team if he ever commits to playing for the United States.

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