ASN Morning Read: Julian Green. Julian Green.

In the biggest news in, well, quite some time, 18-year-old potential superstar of the future Julian Green elects to play for the United States men's national team. Plus other things, too.
BY Noah Davis Posted
March 19, 2014
8:16 AM
  • First, the news leaked that Bayern Munich was going to let Green train with the United States before their friendly against Mexico. Then, bah bam: Then, jackpot:

  • Then, of course, the flood of articles. We asked Julian Green Has Pledged Allegiance to the United States. Big Deal or Not? ASN EIC John Godfrey has an explainer just in case you don't know who Green is. So does Sports Illustrated and pretty much every publication that covers American soccer.

  • For what it's worth, yours truly is still against Green making the World Cup roster for a variety of reasons. But:

  • Moving on: ASN debuted a new feature yesterday that allows you to pick your 23-man World Cup roster. One of the coolest features is the consensus team, a wisdom of the crowds-type collected wisdom deal.

  • Timothy Chandler is likely done for the remainder of the season.

  • Amobi Okugo, mic'd up:
  • Brad Guzan wrote a blog: "We know that come Brazil, some things might not go according to plan, so this was a mini mental test with itineraries being changed last minute and adjusting our schedule. Everything from now until the summer is all preparation for Brazil and the game was against a very tough opponent in Ukraine. The result did not go the way we wanted, but we were able to see weaknesses and areas we can improve so come the summer we don’t make the same mistakes again."
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