With training camps for most of 18 top flight Bundesliga sides now underway, three Bundesliga professionals remain in the Western Hemisphere to compete in this summer's CONCACAF continental championship.
|Alphonso Davies.||Photo: Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0|
Bayern's "Bavarian Roadrunner" Alphonso Davies remains in the United States, representing his country in this year's CONCACAF Gold Cup. The lightning fast wingback has accepted a call up to the Canadian national team for the tournament, scheduled to be held from July 10th through August 1st.
Additionally, Bayer 04 Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey remains in the States as part of Jamaica's 23-man-tournament roster. Sheraldo Becker of 1. FC Union Berlin will also represent his native Suriname in the competition.
As expected, none of the Bundesliga professionals eligible to represent the United States Men's National Team have been allowed by their German footballing employers to participate. Matthew Hoppe of Schalke 04 in the German second division nevertheless remains on USMNT head-coach Gregg Berhalter's roster.
For a time, there was some speculation that Julian Green of the newly promoted SpVgg Greuter Fürth would remain stateside to represent the USMNT. The 26-year-old former prize recruit of the Jürgen Klinsmann/Andreas Herzog regime recently earned his first call-up in nearly three years this past May.
Despite making Berhalter's provisional squad, Green will be headed back to training camp in Franconia after failing to make the final cut.