No and, clearly he felt his identity was German because they tried to move heaven and earth to get him eligible. Then he fell back on the country that chased his family out when he was a kid. That and the US had invested significant money in developing him after he was discovered while tagging along with his sister to her tennis camp in Fla. And he was quoted that it would be a betrayal if he turned away from the USA after wearing its crest as a youth. Neven and Rossi are interesting cases because they are so completely different. Rossi was born in the USA and raised a Jersey kid, yet he never wanted to do anything other than play for Italy. He made no bones about it. Never was almost completely the opposite-- US youth (through the US residency program) verbally committed to the US, then he felt strongly German enough to explore all options of becoming eligible for Germany, and THEN he decided that he'd like to play for Serbia. Playing for Serbia is a good choice- they are an exciting team and should be on the rise for awhile. But the way Neven went about switching his allegiances (especially as his family has stayed in the USA and built a very good life here after Germany told them that they were no longer welcome), well that's probably never going to sit well with a lot of us. I'm not going to crap of Serbia here- they are a good team with good fans who are rightfully disappointed in missing out on Euro 2014. As for Neven, though, couldn't happen to a nicer person.