John Brooks is set to leave Hertha Berlin and join Wolfsburg for at least €17 million ($18.9m) -- the highest fee ever paid for a United States international -- according to multiple reports in Germany.
Defender Brooks, 24, came through the ranks at Hertha and has made 90 Bundesliga appearances for the club.
However, despite being under contract until 2019, reports say the Berlin-born centre-back is set to move to Wolfsburg. Bild put the value at €17m and Sky at €18m,...
In November, the United States took no points from its first two final-round World Cup qualifiers for the first time ever. Panic ensued. Our Soccer Power Index (SPI) put the U.S. chances to qualify for the 2018 World Cup at 56 percent.
Jurgen Klinsmann and his mysterious ways were then replaced by Bruce Arena, who has brought the expected stability to both the roster and the CONCACAF standings. After taking four points from two games in March, the U.S. now sits in fourth place, one point out of an automatic World Cup spot.
Arena has called in a veteran-dominated group of 27 players for training camp, with the next pair of critical qualifiers looming June 8 and 11.
United States manager Bruce Arena has named his 27-player training camp squad ahead of the team's three June matches, which includes World Cup Qualifiers against Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico.
The squad is highlighted by a number of European-based players who will get their first chance to impress Arena, including Newcastle full-back DeAndre Yedlin, who returns to national team camp for the first time since November of 2016.
Joining Yedlin on the list of Europe-based stars yet to work...