It looks like standout defender Neven Subotic is one step closer to being a US player after FIFA ruled against Germany’s bid to make him one of theirs. FIFA cited a rule that states a player can’t switch to a country of which he wasn’t a citizen before he took part in his first FIFA competition. In the case of Subotic, he can’t play for Germany because he wasn’t yet a German citizen when he played for the US in the U-17 World Cup in Peru.
This is certainly good news for the US, but we aren’t out of the woods yet. He can still choose to play for Bosnia or Serbia (the country his father would like to see him play for). I would bet on him choosing the US, but what do I know. All we can do is hope for the best. And if the worst happens, it’s just one more reason to hate Thomas Rongen (do we really need one?). Click here to read the full story from Goal.com.