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Striker Jordan Siebatcheu decides to represent the USA

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American soccer fans have been waiting patiently to see if Jordan Siebatcheu would be representing the United States on an international level. The player is eligible to play for the Stars and Stripes, drapeau du Cameroun, or the Tricolour. This was a mystery until today as the striker has committed to representing the United States of America according to CBS News.

Siebatcheu, who was born in Washington, DC, told the outlet, “I am very focused right now with YB and hope to play with the national team — if that possibility is presented.” The article also notes that it seems like the player had made the decision to play for the USA much earlier in his career, but wished to focus on club soccer and not risk losing fitness due to travel during a critical point in his career.

At 24 years-old, Siebatcheu is entering his prime and will be a welcome addition to the striker depth pool that is currently led by Josh Sargent, Jozy Altidore, and Gyasi Zardes. Siebatcheu is currently on loan with BSC Young Boys from Stade Rennais. He has 12 goals this season with the Swiss club and is having an impact for the team in its Europa League run.