Johnson the latest German to switch over to U.S. men's team

CHICAGO — Jurgen Klinsmann isn't the only German switching to the U.S. men's team.

Fabian Johnson, who started for Germany in the final of the Under-21 European Championship just two years ago, switched allegiance to the United States and was among 24 players chosen by Klinsmann on Thursday for exhibitions against Costa Rica and Belgium next month. The midfielder joins right back Timmy Chandler, a German-born defender who made his U.S. debut earlier this year.

Chandler was on Klinsmann's original roster for the Aug. 10 game against Mexico, his first game as U.S. coach after being hired to replace Bob Bradley. But after talking with Chandler, Klinsmann decided it was better the 21-year-old stay with club team Nuremberg for its Bundesliga opener against Hertha Berlin.

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