Some good news to start this week came from Amsterdam, as Sergiño Dest officially declared his commitment to the United States Men’s National Team in an interview with Ajax TV. He had the choice of representing the USMNT or the Netherlands for his international career.
Sergiño Dest, who was born in the Netherlands to an American father and Dutch mother, has represented the United States on the youth level at the U-17 and U-20 World Cups. He makes this decision ahead of the final two matches for the USMNT in the group stage of the CONCACAF Nations League. It is expected that USMNT head coach will name Dest to the roster for Nations League matches next month against Canada in Orlando and against Cuba in the Cayman Islands, allowing him to be officially cap-tied to the program.
The angst among fans over Dest’s decision was high, especially considering his meteoric rise to become a regular starter at right back for Ajax this season. The interest in him from the Dutch rose as well, with the Netherlands hoping that he would spurn the U.S. for the nation he’s called home his entire life. Dest had revealed earlier month that he would be making his decision before the November window, turning down call-ups from the USMNT and Dutch U-23s in October so that he could further consider his future. His future will continue in red, white, and blue.
All in for the , ⚪️ & ❗️— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) October 28, 2019
After featuring for the @USYNT at the #U17WC and #U20WC, Sergiño Dest will continue in our colors with the #USMNT. ⚽️
MORE >> https://t.co/aj6rDj8n6X pic.twitter.com/aX4nZs2CVB
Hit the comments to discuss the wonderful news!