The American dream.
Left out by English coach Gareth Southgate despite his good season with Stade de Reims (17 goals in Ligue 1), Folarin Balogun could turn to another national team. Of Nigerian parents, a native of New York and having grown up in England, the 21-year-old player is spoiled for choice. If it seemed hitherto turned towards the Three Lions, Balogun could eventually branch off to Team USA. Present a few days ago with the English Espoirs (he has 13 selections with the Young Lions), he had left the selection on Monday, officially due to an injury. And the player would then have been seen this week… in Orlando, the gathering place of the American team, reports The Team.
«In life, you have to go where you are appreciated», he had written on his networks after the publication of the list of A English. A statement on which Anthony Hudson, the American coach, was invited to react: «All I can say is that we have an open dialogue with the player.»
Balogun once, not twice!