MADRID (Reuters) – Valencia ahead Yunus Musah has comitted his worldwide future to america, U.S. Soccer stated on Monday.
Musah, who turned 18 in November, was eligible to symbolize Gregg Berhalter’s aspect as he was born in New York to a Ghanaian mom who was on vacation visiting kin on the time.
He grew up in Italy after which England, who alongside Ghana he was additionally eligible to symbolize, happening to captain the Three Lions at Below-18 degree.
Musah signed for Valencia from Arsenal in 2019 aged 16.
He made his La Liga debut final 12 months, beginning within the opening day of the season victory over Levante, and has made 24 La Liga appearances this season, scoring as soon as.
Musah made his bow for the U.S. in November’s 0-0 pleasant draw with Wales, however as the sport was not a aggressive fixture he might nonetheless have opted for a unique nationwide staff.
“I feel it was fairly clear for me to determine to play for america,” Musah stated in a press release https://www.ussoccer.com/tales/2021/03/yunus-musah-commits-to-us-mens-national-team launched by U.S. Soccer.
“To start with, I feel it is smart to symbolize the nation I used to be born in. The second I made a decision to play for america got here sooner or later when my coronary heart advised me that this was one of the best place for me.
“The undertaking that we have now now and for the long run is so thrilling, and it’s an awesome pleasure to have the ability to be part of that. I can’t wait to get began.”
The U.S. have scheduled friendlies versus Jamaica in Austria on March 25 and Northern Eire in Belfast three days later.
(Reporting by Joseph Walker; Enhancing by Ken Ferris)