Report: Subotic chooses Serbia

Report: Subotic chooses Serbia

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Report: Subotic chooses Serbia

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According to a report out of Serbia picked up by Fox Sports, the Borussia Dortmund defender and former U.S. Under-17 national team player has decided to play for the Serbian national team. (U.S. soccer president Sunil Gulati has called the report untrue)

Subotic has yet to speak publicly about a decision, but if he has chosen Serbia then it would end a lengthy saga that saw Subotic flirt with the possibility of playing for Germany before FIFA stepped in and ruled he would be unable to because he wasn’t a German citizen before playing for the United States on the youth level.

This news comes less than a month after Chicago Fire defender Bakary Soumare made the decision to play for Mali rather than wait for citizenship and a chance to play for the United States.

Unlike Soumare, Giuseppe Rossi and Edgar Castillo, Subotic actually played for the United States on the youth level, making his decision an unfortunate one for the U.S. national team pool.

What do you think of this news? Surprised? Relieved that the saga is over? Upset that he didn’t pick the United States?

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