By DAN KARELL
Julian Green’s chances of playing major minutes in the Bundesliga this season have just increased.
On the final day of the transfer window, the U.S. Men’s National Team winger has completed a season-long loan from Bayern Munich to fellow Bundesliga club Hamburg SV, and will wear the number 37. Green will join his new teammates after spending the week with the USMNT, which faces the Czech Republic on Wednesday.
Green’s loan isn’t a huge surprise, but during Bayern’s U.S. tour six weeks ago, the 19-year-old Tampa, Fla., native was adamant that he would be staying with Bayern this season to fight for his place in the squad. Green found himself on the bench for Bayern’s first two Bundesliga matches, though he didn’t make an appearance.
In Hamburg, Green is joining a club that is down on its luck. A team rich in tradition, Hamburg were nearly relegated for the first time last season and have started this season in poor form, with just one point out of a potential six.
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