Green training with the US in 2014
|Full name||Julian Wesley Green|
|Date of birth||June 6, 1995|
|Place of birth||Tampa, Florida, United States|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|2013–2014||Bayern Munich II||23||(15)|
|2014–2015||→ Hamburger SV (loan)||5||(0)|
|2015||→ Hamburger SV II (loan)||1||(0)|
|2012||United States U18||1||(1)|
|2015–||United States U23||4||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:51, May 26, 2015 (UTC).
Julian Wesley Green (born June 6, 1995) is a professional soccer player who plays as a winger for the Bundesliga club FC Bayern Munich, and for the United States national team having previously represented Germany up to U19 level.
On November 8, 2013, Green signed a professional contract with Bayern Munich to stay at the club until 2017. Green made his professional debut on November 27, 2013, coming on in the 88th minute of a UEFA Champions League game against CSKA Moscow as a substitute for Mario Götze. He was named in Bayern's squad for the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup, as a late replacement for the injured Arjen Robben. Green was listed as a member of the first team for the 2014–15 season.
In February 2015, the German newspaper Bild reported that Green had been demoted to Hamburger SV II, HSV's reserve side that plays in the fourth tier of German football. Green, who had been limited to 113 first-team minutes all season, denied the report and the club press officer said he would play with HSV II "a couple times when he is not in the first-team squad" to get more game action and match fitness, but that he was still training with the first team.
Green was born in Tampa, Florida, United States to an American father and German mother. His mother moved back with him to Germany when he was two years old. Eligible to play for either the United States or German national teams, he was sought after by both federations.
His international career began with Germany U16s and U17s. In September 2012, Green represented the United States at the U18 level in an international friendly with Netherlands, scoring in a 4–2 victory.
Green was called up to the United States senior team by head coach Jürgen Klinsmann for friendlies in November 2013, but he declined the call due to being ineligible to play unless a one-time switch – allowed for players with dual nationalities - was filed, something he said he was not ready to do. Instead he joined the German U19 team for a friendly against France. He trained with the United States ahead of their match against Ukraine on March 5, 2014. Green filed for a one-time switch to play for the United States on March 18, 2014. Prior to his senior international appearance, Green played internationally for the German and American youth teams due to having dual citizenship. Explaining his decision to play for the U.S., Green said, "I was born in Florida and my father still lives there, so I have deep roots in the U.S. I'm very proud to be representing the United States."
On March 24, 2014, FIFA approved Green's change of nationality, making him eligible to play in games for the United States with immediate effect. Two days later, Green received his first call up for the senior national team for a friendly in April against Mexico. Green made his debut in the second half.
On July 1, 2014, Green became the youngest player in U.S. history to score in the World Cup, scoring with a volley in the 107th minute with his first touch of the ball, less than two minutes into his debut game against Belgium in the round of 16. With the goal, he became the youngest player to score at that World Cup and the youngest in the World Cup competition since Lionel Messi in 2006.
- As of March 12, 2015.
|Bayern Munich II||Regionalliga Bayern||2013–14||23||15||—||0||0||23||15|||
|Bayern Munich totals||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||—|
|Bayern Munich II totals||23||15||—||23||15||—|
|Hamburger SV II||Regionalliga Nord||2014–15||1||0||—||1||0|
- 1.^ Includes Champions League.
- 2.^ Includes German Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, and the Regionalliga promotional play–off.
- As of April 13, 2015.
- Score and Result lists USA's goals first.
|1.||July 1, 2014||Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Brazil||Belgium||1–2||1–2||2014 FIFA World Cup|
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