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John Brooks

Men's National Team
  • PositionDefender
  • Date of BirthJanuary 28, 1993
  • Height6-4
  • Weight170
  • ClubHertha Berlin (Germany)
  • World CupCaps:1
    Goals:1
  • CareerCaps:6
    Goals:1
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Did you know

Brooks learned to play soccer at a park down the street from his home in San Bernadino, California

Playing History

USMNT

Came on in the second half against Ghana on June 16 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup opener and gave the U.S. a 2-1 victory with his game-winning header in the 86th minute off a Graham Zusi corner
Brooks participated in several camps for both the U.S. Under-20 and Under-23 Youth National Teams in addition to the German teams, but made his decision to play for the USMNT
He made USMNT debut in August 2013 in a friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina

Youth National Teams

Brooks made international debut for U.S. U-20s in September 2010 against Paraguay after participating in several U.S. U-20 and U-23 camps

Professional

Brooks went through ranks of hometown club Hertha BSC, playing with the reserve team halfway through the 2010-2011 season, when he still had a year and half of eligibility left for the club’s U-19 team
He has scored two goals for Hertha in the 2014 season
Brooks signed a four year professional contract with Hertha and turned down Bayern Munich’s interest
Made his professional debut as a starter in Hertha’s 2. Bundesliga opener in August 2012

Youth clubs

Brooks played in the Hertha BSC youth system

Honors earned

Bundesliga Player of the Week, May 1, 2014

“My biggest goal [for the USA] is of course to be there and to play, and to contribute as much as I can. I will give 110% to reach that goal and practice hard.”

Overview
National Teams
Professional
Personal

CAREER STATS     GP/GS            MIN         G              A             Pts              Y                R             W-L-T

2013                        2/2               180          0             0               0                0               0              1-1-0 
2014                        4/2               270          1              0               2                0               0              3-1-0
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2-Year Totals         6/4               450          1              0               2                0               0             4-3-0

An up-and-coming talent, Brooks is a towering center back who possesses all the physical tools to dominate a match from his position on the back line. With both American and German citizenship, Brooks was called in to Youth National Team camps by both the United States and Germany, making appearances for the U.S. at the U-20 and U-23 level, while also doing so for Germany’s U-19 side. Brooks has since featured in two friendlies for the U.S. in 2013, his first two appearances at the full international level.

-Came on in the second half against Ghana on June 16 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup opener and gave the U.S. a 2-1 victory with his game-winning header in the 86th minute off a Graham Zusi corner

-Played the full 90 minutes in two friendlies for the United States in 2013, his first caps as a senior international player

-After coming up through the youth ranks of German club Hertha BSC, Brooks played for one season with the club’s second team before helping the first team gain promotion back to the Bundesliga for the 2013-14 season

2014: Came on in the second half against Ghana on June 16 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup opener and gave the U.S. a 2-1 victory with his game-winning header in the 86th minute off a Graham Zusi corner ... Has appeared in three games in 2014 ... 2013: Began his U.S. MNT career with a 90-minute outing in the USA’s 4-3 win at Bosnia-Herzegovina … Included in the game-day 18 for the team’s World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica on Sept. 6 … Went the full 90 in the USA’s final match of the year against Austria in Vienna … First Appearance: Aug. 14, vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina First Goal: None

2013: Played in 29 matches for Hertha BSC as a regular starter at center back, scoring one goal, an 87th-minute equalizer in the final match of the season against Energie Cottbus

Possesses both German and American citizenship

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