Let's not start shredding confetti for the welcome parade just yet, but NSC regular Jolazo brought something potentially exciting to attention. According to Kicker, Hertha Berlin back line prodigy John Anthony Brooks has been called up by US boss Jurgen Klinsmann for their August friendly in Bosnia.
While the article does not go so far as to explicitly state Brooks has accepted this alleged call-up, the tone of comments made by Hertha manager Michael Preetz (who I always liked as a player, as a side note) certainly could give one that impression. Been doing some checking around already, let's see if I can get an exact temperature reading on the situation.
- Greg Seltzer