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Guardiola expects to keep Green with Bayern Munich

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 22, 2014 at 1:08 pm •  Published: July 22, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola expects to keep young American forward Julian Green with the club this season instead of loaning him to another team.

The 19-year-old, who scored against Belgium in the World Cup, spent most of last season with Bayern Munich II in the German fourth tier. He made his first-team debut Nov. 27 as an 88th-minute substitute in a Champions League match at CSKA Moscow.

"I think he's going to stay, but we have to see how is the market," Guardiola said during a conference call Tuesday looking ahead to his team's U.S. tour.

Green played for Germany in three qualifiers for the 2014 European Under-19 Championship, then switched affiliation and made his U.S. national team debut in April. The third youngest player at the World Cup, he made his only tournament appearance in the second-round match against Belgium and scored in the 107th minute of the Americans' 2-1 loss, two minutes after entering.

"When he played, he showed his level, scoring a beautiful, beautiful goal," Guardiola said. "Now he came back today. He's a little bit injured in his knee. He will be rested. He will be not in the field for the next two or three days."

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