Former Iceland Forward On US Roster For First Time

By Blake Bass
Content Coordinator

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Iceland international Aron Johannsson is among 23 players called up for the U.S. soccer team’s training camp ahead of its exhibition against Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Johannsson is awaiting completion of paperwork that would make him eligible to play for the U.S. The forward, who plays for AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands, needs approval from FIFA to make the switch because he played for Iceland in eight qualifiers for the 2012 UEFA Under-21 Championship.

The 22-year-old was born in Mobile, Ala., but moved back to his parents’ native Iceland when he was 3.

Most of the players called up for the three-day camp are based in Europe. The Americans, who have a record 11-game winning streak, play Bosnia-Herzegovina on Wednesday in Sarajevo.

Source: Associated Press

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