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Green scores from wicked free kick, continues strong season with Furth

Julian Green is one player who has yet to receive a call-in with the U.S. Men’s National Team under Gregg Berhalter, despite being one of the top performing American players in Europe this season.

Saturday saw Green score his fourth goal of the season in all competitions, this from a wonderfully taken free kick. Although, Furth fell 3-2 on the road at Sandhausen, Green was one of the team’s top performers in Saturday’s contest.

Green roofed his shot into the top-corner to give Greuther Furth the lead in lead against Sandhausen. He played the full 90 minutes for Furth, while also helping set up the team’s second goal later in the second-half.

He finished with an 82% passing completion rate, six won duels, two won aerial battles, and made six recoveries.

The 24-year-old has started every 2. Bundesliga match for Furth this campaign, helping the club remain near the promotion places. Saturday’s loss sees them in fifth place, five points out of the promotion playoff spot.


  1. From today’s performance it’s clear he’s notWORTHY of a call up. Do NOT question Greg. He knows best. He is a superior talent evaluator and game and man manager. Nothing to see here.

    • He’d been most commonly used as an 8….Box-to-Box CM. In the terms of Berhaulter’s system he’d be in direct competition with Roldan & McKennie who play directly in front of a CDM (Adams, Bradley, Trapp).
      Obviously Roldan is the superior player, which is why Green & Holmes were left of the most recent rosters.

    • He played right sided mid, today. Normally, he’s a 10 for Furth. Second striker and 9 are positions he’s played more than a right mid for Furth. I disagree, that he’s in direct competition with Roldan, or any DM. An 8 position isn’t box to box. The 8 position covers counters, behind attacking midfield, or striker. An 8, doesn’t guard the teams best offensive player, or striker. Hence, the phrase box-to-box, because the 6, has to know, and defend, and track the opponents best offensive player. The 8 has to be defensively discipline to stay central, and also combined with the attack. Roldan, McKennie, Morales are true 8s. Diskerud, Bedoya, Earnie Stewart were 8s. Alex Mendez, Blaine Ferri, K. Parks are some of this generations 8s. Other countries 8s- (Spain- Inesta, Mexico-Guardado, France- Pogba) An 8 has equal responsibilities offensively & defensively, which puts them all over the field. Julian Green offense abilities are above and beyond his defense, (i. e, Dest). Green excels best as a attacking player, not a winger, or defensive mid.


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