João Lucas This article says he was born in the US and has been approached by USSF. https://globoesporte.globo.com/rs/f...dagem-para-defender-os-eua-gratificante.ghtml At the age of 17, João Lucas is still taking his first steps in football, away from a debut for Inter's professional team. But soon enough he's already faced with a career dilemma. Son of Brazilian parents and born in the United States, the U-17 team received a poll to defend the U.S. team in the United States. The contact made by the leaders of the US football confederation fills the boy with pride for the early recognition of his talent. Still, the athlete, his parents and his manager avoid an immediate decision. Even because João Lucas still maintains the dream of defending the Brazilian team, for having grown up on Tupinikin soil. João Lucas was born in Denville, New Jersey, in 2001, but his parents chose to return to Brazil when he was still a few months old, to raise him close to the family. The young man began his career in futsal, in the school of Falcão and Sorato in Criciúma, Santa Catarina. From there, the boy started acting in the field at age 11, by Criciúma. A year later, he participated in a traditional tournament of the beginning of the year in Três Coroas, in the interior of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The highlight in the competition attracted Inter's looks.