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NYCFC midfielder Jack Harrison and the USA national team

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Hype, hype, hype.

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An uncapped player under the age of 25 put together a decent run of matches in Major League Soccer, so naturally it's time to call him up to every national team for which he could possibly be eligible.

Bob Williams of The Telegraph, perhaps jumping the gun a little, referred to the young midfielder as "a beacon of hope for England":

Harrison has never represented England at any youth level and recently expressed an interest in playing for the United States.

"I'd love to represent my country," Harrison told The Telegraph, "and if the interest is not there for England, it would be nice to explore [the option of playing for the United States]."

Harrison's interest in playing for the United States national team is not a new revelation. Recently, he told Empire of Soccer's Dave Martinez that "it would be great to represent [the United States]."

Don't go buying those USMNT jerseys with Harrison's name on the back just yet. He won't be eligible until he (a) gets a green card and (b) lives in the United States for five years after getting the green card.

Getting excited about talented young players is natural and expected. Harrison appears to be quite the player. He put in a dazzling performance this weekend, leading New York City FC to a 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls. As for being the future star for the English national team or the United States national team, that's a few years away.

A lot can change in a few years. This torrid start to Harrison's career might not last. He could turn 22 and decide to dedicate his life to being a farmer or decide to go to business school. Sports rarely work out how they're supposed to.

If he does continue along his current trajectory, then he can play for whatever national team he wants. But again, that's a question for another day. American soccer fans know the drill: keep an eye on talented young players, but don't get too invested in their futures.