Alfredo Morales is a player who seems to have been off the U.S. national team radar for quite some time now.
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If he keeps scoring goals like this, he’ll likely be in Bruce Arena’s plans for his opening months back in charge of the USMNT.
Morales, 26, has 13 caps for the U.S. under former manager Jurgen Klinsmann but the central midfielder never really got going for the Stars and Stripes.
He’s had a stop-start season with Bundesliga side Ingolstadt — he was promoted to the German top-flight with them in 2015 — but German born Morales scored his first of the season on Sunday, a beautiful header in their shock 2-1 win away at UEFA Champions League last 16 side Bayer Leverkusen.
Ingolstadt beat RB Leipzig 1-0 last time out as they’re beginning to gain quite a penchant for upset wins, however they still sit third from bottom in the table.
Click play on the video below to see Morales’ goal.
Surely he, like many others, will have a clean slate under Arena and a chance to prove he’s worth to the USMNT in the important months ahead.