By DAN KARELL
Though nothing is official yet, it looks like John Anthony Brooks may be a step closer to playing for the U.S. Men’s National Team.
The Hertha Berlin defender was left off the Germany Under-21 squad for a friendly match against France next Tuesday, after a report in Germany stated on Wednesday that Brooks was considering accepting an invitation to that squad.
Germany’s U-21 coach Horst Hrubesch had reportedly given the 20-year-old Brooks until Thursday to make his decision on whether he would accept the U-21 call or the USMNT call, and Brooks’ exclusion from the U-21 squad seems to suggest that he has decided on accepting Jurgen Klinsmann’s call-up for the upcoming friendly vs. Bosnia & Herzegovina.
While Brooks didn’t make the U-21 team, German-American Shawn Parker of Mainz 05 was included and could make his U-21 debut.
What do you think of this development? Excited at the prospects of Brooks playing for the USMNT? Hoping he starts vs. Bosnia & Herzegovina?
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