Aug. 14, 2013
Hertha Berlin defender John Brooks is having a heck of a week. The 20-year-old from Berlin made his debut for his hometown club in the Bundesliga and scored the game-winning goal, then packed for Sarajevo to join the MNT for the first time. The 6-foot-4 centerback and dual citizen has been a part of the U-20 MNT and was also being courted by Germany, and has chosen to represent the United States. ussoccer.com spoke with Brooks about what led to his decision and the time he has spent with his new teammates.