Born in New York City and raised in North Carolina, Hearts forward Bjorn Johnsen looks set to lose his eligibility for the U.S. Men’s National Team.
The striker has earned his first Norway call-up following a season that saw him make 37 appearances for Hearts, netting six goals. It was Johnsen’s first season with the team following a move from PFC Litex Lovech in the Bulgarian third division. Johnsen qualifies for the Norwegian national team through his father.
Just got the call up for Norway. Life long dream of playing for 🇳🇴! Thanks to all that had helped me along the way.
— Bjørn Maars Johnsen (@BjornMaars) May 30, 2017
The 25-year-old forward previously said he was eager to represent either the U.S. or Norway and that his decision would likely rest on who called him in first.
Norway will host the Czech Republic on June 10 in a World Cup Qualifier. They will be looking to improve their standing in Group C where they currently sit fifth. They then will play Sweden in a friendly on June 13.
If Johnsen features in the qualifier, he will be cap-tied to Norway and become ineligible to represent the USMNT on the international level.