Reports: Russell Canouse promoted to Hoffenheim first team

Reports: Russell Canouse promoted to Hoffenheim first team

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Reports: Russell Canouse promoted to Hoffenheim first team

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Due to injuries, Hoffenheim has reportedly promoted a 20-year-old American to the first team.

U.S. Under-20 National Team midfielder Russell Canouse has reportedly been appointed to the senior team ahead of Saturday’s clash vs. Wolfsburg at the Rhein-Neckar Arena, and according to one report, he has a good chance of being named to the 18-man roster against Wolfsburg.

Hoffenheim midfielder Pirmin Schwegler reportedly suffered a knee injury this week, raising the question about his availability for Saturday, while Tobias Strobl is also reportedly questionable for the club. The injuries leave an opening for Canouse to enter the squad this weekend.

Canouse has started 14 games for Hoffenheim II during the 2015-16 campaign, scoring one goal.

The midfielder was originally included in the U.S. U-20 team that played in the U-20 World Cup in New Zealand in 2015. He suffered an ankle injury during training before the tournament, though, and was forced to miss the competition.

What do you think of Canouse’s promotion? Think he will be named to the squad that faces Wolfsburg on Saturday?

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