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Julian Green named to Bayern Munich first team for 2016-17 season

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The mystery of where Julian Green will spend this upcoming season is apparently over. Bayern Munich made it official today by naming the 21-year-old to their club’s first team squad for the 2016-17 season.

Green is one of 25 players to earn a spot on the defending Bundesliga champions’ roster. He will wear the #37 for those of you looking to add to your kit collections.

While it may seem a little weird to think Green could get any meaningful minutes this season considering he’s spent the last two seasons not making much of an impact, a position change has brightened his prospects at the club.

New Bayern manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has converted Green from a winger to an out-and-out striker where the U.S. international has thrived this preseason. He has scored four goals in friendlies and appears to have a very good chance of being the only back-up to Robert Lewandowski on the first team roster.

With Bayern in their usual full slate of competitions this season, it’s a safe bet that Green will get his fair share of opportunities to prove himself at a really high level.

This can only help his chances at getting back into the national team picture soon.


What do you think of Green making the first team? What do you expect from him this season?