Dual nationals who could suit up for the US.

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  1. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
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  2. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    A good piece about Mexican-American Efrain Alvarez. Nuggets in there about the continual tug of war for his services. Berhalter has spoken directly to Efra and his father about the USMNT program. We're still trying. Mexico is aggressive too, and recently invited him to a full Mexico camp. That was declined by the Galaxy. Clearly his father wants him to play for Mexico, but is leaving the decision up to Efra.
    https://www.espn.com/soccer/la-gala...-decisionlife-in-east-laand-being-zlatans-cub
     
  3. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He would have to file a 1 time switch to play for the US, is that right?
     
  4. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Correct. He played for Mexico in Concacaf U17 qualifiers.
     
  5. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004
    La Quinta
    He's not going to play for us. Hope he has a great club career in MLS and royally sucks on the international level.
     
  6. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    Cajuste just played a competitive match for the Swedish U-21s. Hope the US coaches new what they were doing with this kid.

    So we're down Gonzalez, Cajuste, and Efra.
     
  7. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    SC
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think Cajuste wasn’t ever going to be eligible though.
     
  8. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    There was some uncertainty over that.
     
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  9. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    I think this column explains the situation well. He's a citizen, but not FIFA eligible at the moment. He's provisionally cap-tied to Sweden, and could file a one-time switch if he ever becomes FIFA eligible. Logic dictates that's a long shot at the moment.
    http://americansoccernow.com/articl...as-unique-history-but-international-questions

    As for his international future, Cajuste is a dual citizen and holds both American and Swedish passports. His international options, however, are limited at the moment.

    Under FIFA rules for players holding dual nationality, players can play for either country so long as he holds citizenship of the country he chooses and meets at least one of four additional criteria: 1) that the player was born in that country, or 2) that either of the player’s parents were born in that country, or 3) the player has a grandparent born in that country, or 4) the player has lived in that country continuously for at least two years.

    Under this FIFA rule, Cajuste meets none of these requirements as his Haitian-born father acquired his U.S. citizenship via naturalization. Neither Cajuste, nor either of his parents, or any of his grandparents were born in the United States while Cajuste himself has not lived in the United States for two consecutive years.
     
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  10. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    The author of the article provided an update on BS.
     

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