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Julian Green reportedly set for 2.Bundesliga loan

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American winger Julian Green is going to join his fourth club in a year and a half.

That club is Greuther Fuerth in the 2.Bundesliga, according to The Washington Post’s Steven Goff, and it’ll be a loan from top-tier Stuttgart.

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Stuttgart bought Green from Bayern Munich in January, and Green spent the part of the previous season on loan with Hamburg. For more on his journey since scoring for the USMNT at the 2014 World Cup, head here.

Furth just fired coach Janos Radoki off an 0-4 start to the season, and helped start the careers of Baba Rahman and Nicolai Muller.

Green still has plenty to prove at the 2.Bundesliga level having scored a lone goal for Stuttgart in its promotion campaign last season.

What’s next for Julian Green, and what’s gone wrong?

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Julian Green will have a new team again soon, in all likelihood.

A Stuttgart publication says Green is on the transfer market this month, just eight months after moving from Bayern Munich to the then-2.Bundesliga side for less than $500,000.

Now 22, Green is three and a half years removed from Jurgen Klinsmann’s long campaign to get him into a USMNT shirt. It’s been a little less time since he scored in extra time against Belgium in the World Cup, but also less than a year since he scored goals in consecutive USMNT matches. That shouldn’t be overlooked.

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Green scored one goal in 10 appearances for Stuttgart, who was promoted to the Bundesliga at the end of last season. He fell out of favor there, but was far from poor. Green completed 87 percent of his passes and averaged 1.3 dribbles per game (only four teammates had more, though 10 matches is a smaller sample size).

Before that, he spent parts of three seasons with Bayern Munich and made just four appearances, taking a loan to Hamburg in 2014-15 that saw him banished to Hamburg II after just five appearances.

What gives? Whether attitude or skill, Green has a lot of work to do to get back to a level where he’s a reasonable USMNT call-up (Green has a respectable three goals in eight call-ups, netting against Cuba and New Zealand in Oct. 2016). Still, it’s far from over for Green at 22.

There are legit questions here, as the list of not high-profile players Bayern Munich has used in its senior team at a young age and blossomed elsewhere isn’t necessarily impressive (at least relatively speaking). Nils Petersen, Thomas Kraft, and Sandro Wagner are exceptions to the rule. Better put: Bayern has a really good idea what it’s doing when it lets young players walk, and it begs discussion on the best path for Green.

It seems likely he could get a move to another 2.Bundesliga club, and there’s an outside shot he could get a look in the top flight. It would be interesting to know where the interest lies abroad. Would it be hard to acquire a work permit for France or Spain (England seems a hard sell)? Could a move to a free-flowing Eredivisie club work?

Obviously Major League Soccer clubs would welcome his talent and it’s difficult to imagine he wouldn’t be a useful piece in the United States’ top tier, even if on a short-term move as he looks to regain confidence. Would Green see it as below him?

WATCH: USMNT’s Julian Green scores his first goal for Stuttgart

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Julian Green has scored his first goal for Stuttgart, netting in his second appearance for the 2.Bundesliga side.

The Monday effort was a decisive finish of a gorgeous cross, as Green slotted knee height across the goal and inside the far post.

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Green debuted against St. Pauli, lasting a half, before starting Monday’s match against Fortuna Dusseldorf and scoring in the 20th minute.

The 23-year-old has three goals in eight caps for the United States men’s national team, one each in his last two appearances.

USMNT’s Green completes transfer away from Bayern Munich

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U.S. national team attacker Julian Green has completed a transfer from Bayern Munich to Stuttgart on a two-and-a-half-year contract, the second-division club announced on Wednesday.

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The 21-year-old (yes, really, he’s still only 21) Bayern academy product will be added to Stuttgart’s registered squad in 11 days, as soon as the January transfer window opens. Stuttgart currently sit third in the 2. Bundesliga, two points back of leaders Eintracht Braunschweig after 17 of 34 games.

Green’s quest for playing time has previously taken him on loan spells to Hamburg two seasons ago. Green struggled mightily while playing for a side that fought relegation all season before ultimately security their top-flight status with a win in the relegation playoffs. Green made five appearances for the first team before a new manager was appointed (the club’s second of four that season), at which point Green was dropped to the reserve team.

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The 2016-17 season began in promising fashion, scoring a hat trick in a preseason game against Inter Milan. He went on to make just two appearances once the season began, both in cup competition, and scored one goal.

Report: Julian Green to leave Bayern Munich for Stuttgart

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Julian Green’s strange and stunted journey is about to take another turn.

The 21-year-old USMNT attacker who scored against Belgium at the 2014 World Cup will move from Bayern Munich to a 2.Bundesliga side, according to Washington Post writer Steven Goff.

The club in question is no shrinking violet. Vfb Stuttgart won the Bundesliga in 2007 and was a surprising relegation side last year. They are favorites for promotion back to the top flight, and sit tied for second in 2.Bundesliga.

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Green has been battling a muscle injury this month, but couldn’t make it further than the bench under Carlo Ancelotti. He’s made two appearances, both in the German Cup, scoring against Augsburg on Oct. 26.

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