Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Player hopeful to make the USMNT first "stepped foot on American soil" a few days ago


Until a few days ago, Malik Tillman, a 20-year-old midfielder from Nuremberg, Germany, had never stepped foot on American soil.

Five and a half months from now, if things go the way he hopes they do, he will be representing the United States at the World Cup in Qatar.


This week, he completed the switch of his soccer allegiance to the United States, the home country of his father, from Germany, the nation where he was born and where he is a rising prospect at Bayern Munich. His first appearance for the United States could come this week, in a friendly against Morocco (Wednesday) or Uruguay (Sunday).