The son of an American serviceman and a German mother, the dual citizen excited fans with his decision to represent the United States. Speedy and adventurous, he has demonstrated versatility by occupying the flank defender role on either the right or left side and remains a bright prospect for the future. Amiable and self-deprecating, he brings spirit and humor to the locker room. After spending several years at Nurnberg, he challenged himself with a return to his hometown club Eintracht Frankfurt.
- Named to the U.S. squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
- Started four of the five matches after Brazil
- Earned Man of the Match honors in the Oct. 11, 2011 game against Ecuador
- Made his debut for the U.S. National Team when he came in for the entire second half during the 1-1 draw with Argentina on March 26, 2011
- Made his debut for Nürnberg on Jan. 15, 2011, and scored his first goal on Feb. 12 against VfB Stuttgart
2015: Named to the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup roster... Made his Gold Cup debut in the opener against Honduras on July 7... Has played and started six games for the MNT so far this year... Scored the first goal of his international career with the USA on an impressive strike from 25 yards out against Guatemala on July 3... Recorded his first assist for the USA on a Jozy Altidore goal against Denmark on March 25... 2014: Named to the U.S. squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup ... Started five and played in seven games for the U.S. in 2014 ... Added three caps during the USA’s 2014 Send-Off Series including one start against Turkey in the team’s second match of the series … A torn meniscus threatened to keep him off the World Cup roster, but intensive rehab allowed him to return in time … 2013: Started in one game for the U.S., a World Cup Qualifier on Feb. 26 against Honduras … He played all 90 minutes… 2012: Played 90 minutes in the 2-2 draw against ninth-ranked Russia on Nov. 14 in Krasnodar, his only appearance for the U.S. in 2012 ... 2011: Started seven of his eight games for the U.S. … Earned Man of the Match honors for his performance against Ecuador on Oct. 11 … Played the full 90 minutes for the first time when the U.S. faced Costa Rica on Sept. 2 … First Appearance: March 26, 2011, vs. Argentina … First Goal: July 3, 2015, vs. Guatemala.
2014: Returned to his hometown club Eintracht Frankfurt to start the 2014-15 campaign … Despite joining the team late following the World Cup, he snared a starting role almost immediately and quickly became the first choice right back … 2013/14: Played in 21 games for FC Nurnberg, starting in 19, as the team finished 17th in the Bundesliga in his fourth campaign with the club … He had one goal and one assist on the season ... 2012/13: Made 30 appearances and 29 starts for FC Nurnberg in the Bundesliga, recording one goal and three assists as the club finished in tenth place with 44 points … Scored his lone goal of the season against Hannover 96 on September 26...2012:Continued to cement his place in the Nürnberg defense, starting every game in the first half of the season ... Scored his side's lone goal in teh 4-1 loss to Hannover on Sept. 26 ... 2011: Went the distance in 17 of the 18 Nürnberg games in all competitions in which he featured … Registered an assist on his side’s only goal in the 2-1 loss against Wolfsburg … 2010-11: Signed a new two-and-a-half year contract in March 2011 … Played the first half of the season with the reserve team before making his senior debut on Jan. 15, 2011 … Joined FC Nürnberg from Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer of 2010.