By IVES GALARCEP
When Gedion Zelalem took the field as a starter for Arsenal in Saturday’s friendly against the New York Red Bulls, there were plenty of U.S. Men’s National Team fans watching and hoping to get a glimpse at a future U.S. national team star.
Whether Zelalem actually plays for the United States is still very much up in the air though, and Zelalem made that very clear when he addressed questions about his national team future after Arsenal’s 1-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls.
“No decisions have been made,” Zelalem said of his national team future. “They’re both great countries. U.S. is on the rise, Germany is already a great country, so whichever country I choose will be a good choice.”
Zelalem confirmed that he has yet to secure an American passport, but did admit that he was in the process of trying to receive one.
The 17-year-old midfielder started and played 45 minutes on Saturday. He had some good touches, but didn’t force things as he played in a right wing role rather than his more natural central midfield role.
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