It may go unnoticed by many, but a pretty important USMNT-related roster release occurred on the other side of the globe today. Hertha Berlin center back John Anthony Brooks, who was called up by Jurgen Klinsmann for the Bosnia friendly next week, has apparently turned down a chance to play for the Under-21 Mannschaft. Ya see, ze Germans had to name their squad at Thursday's deadline and Brooks is nowhere to be seen.
Go ahead... get up and do your dance. The boss/professors/fellow lunch consumers can just deal with it.
- Greg Seltzer