By DAN KARELL
John Anthony Brooks has a pretty big decision on his hands, and he has just hours left to make it.
With reports in Germany already stating that Brooks has an invite to the U.S. Men’s National Team friendly match next Wednesday in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a new report has emerged that Germany Under-21 head coach Horst Hrubesch has also invited the Hertha Berlin defender into his squad to face France in a friendly match next Tuesday.
The report says that Hrubesch has spoken with Brooks, and now he has to decide whether he wants to play with the USMNT or Germany U-21 next week. Further complicating matters for Brooks is that Hrubesch said he will announce his roster for the France match on Thursday.
In addition, according to the report, the 20-year-old Brooks still hasn’t made up his mind about which national team he would prefer to play for.
Brooks is set to make his Bundesliga debut this Saturday when Hertha faces Eintracht Frankfurt at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. The Berlin-native has represented the U.S. Under-20 team and Germany Under-20 team in the past.
By choosing to take the summer off to rest ahead of the coming Bundesliga season, Brooks missed out on a chance to play with the U.S. U-20s at the Under-20 World Cup this summer in Turkey, and the European U-21 Championships with Germany.
What do you think of this report? Do you see Brooks accepting the Germany U-21 call up? Are you worried because he hasn’t yet made a decision?
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