U.S. attacker Julian Green nets in Bayern friendly

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While it wasn’t the fanciest finish, Julian Green has already made an impression on new Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti.

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The U.S. Men’s National Team attacker scored Bayern’s first goal of the preseason on Saturday, giving the team an early lead over German fifth division side SV Lippstadt.

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After Arjen Robben’s close-range effort was saved by the Lippstadt goalkeeper, Green was perfectly positioned on the doorstep to tap home the rebound and give Bayern the advantage.

The 21-year-old continued his impressive outing just minutes into the second half when the winger played in a dangerous cross from the right flank, forcing an own goal out of the lunging Lippstadt defender.

Green¬†nearly created another goal in the 79th minute, delivering a superb free kick into the penalty area, but after a scrum the ball landed in the goalkeeper’s arms. The U.S. midfielder then exited the match just minutes later.