Yunus Musah has made his decision.
The 18-year-old New York City native could have played internationally for England, Ghana, Italy and the United States.
U.S. Soccer Monday announced the Valencia midfielder has decided to play for the USA.
He is expected to join the U.S. men’s national team for the friendlies against Jamaica and Northern Ireland during March’s FIFA international window.
“I think it was pretty clear for me to decide to play for the United States,” Musah was quoted by USSoccer.com. “First of all, I think it makes sense to represent the country I was born in. The moment I decided to play for the United States came one day when my heart told me that this was the best place for me. The project that we have now and for the future is so exciting, and it’s a great pleasure to be able to be a part of that. I can’t wait to get started.”
U.S. head coach Gregg Berhalter certainly has liked what he has seen in Musah, who already has played twice for the USA.
“Yunus is an exceptional talent. For his age, it’s impressive what he can do,” he was quoted on the website.. “When the group first met him, we were immediately drawn to his personality and what a great person he is. When you see him play, you realize there is a ton of talent as well. We’re really excited, because not only is Yunus a player for today, he’s a player for the future.”