• Position Defender
  • Number 6
  • Date of Birth Jan 28 1993
  • Hometown Berlin, Germany
  • Height 6' 3"
  • Club Hoffenheim (Germany)

A towering center back, John Brooks possesses all the physical tools and calm demeanor to dominate a match from his position on the back line. With both U.S. 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.

His choice to represent the United States rang loud and clear when he headed home the game-winning goal in the 2-1 win against Ghana in the USA’s opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Having set the record fee for a U.S. defender with his $20.4M transfer to Wolfsburg in 2017, Brooks will be looked to as a key veteran in the U.S. team moving towards the 2022 FIFA World Cup.