BRIAN SCIARETTA - Monday, July 29, 2013
Aron Johannsson has decided to file his one-time switch with FIFA and play for the United States national team.
Johannsson, 22, was born in Alabama while his parents were studying at the University of South Alabama. He grew up in Iceland where he featured for the Icelandic youth national teams.
He announced his intention to switch on a press release
"I've decided to make myself eligible for the USA national football team," Johannsson said in a statement.
Is breakout season was last year when he lead the Danish Superliga in scoring through the first half of the season. He then transferred to Holland with AZ Alkmaar but did not see many minutes as he was recovering from a hernia surgery.
This year he is expected to start at forward for AZ. Over the recent weekend he scored for AZ in its loss to Ajax in the Dutch SuperCup.
Due to the fact he has played with Icelandic youth teams, Johannsson will need to file a one-time switch and his agent has said the process is underway.
"The paperwork has started," Johannsson's agent Magnus Agnar Magnusson told YA.
If approved in time, Johannsson could make his U.S debut in the friendly against Bosnia on August 14.