Kristoffer Lund has one-time switch approved by FIFA to represent USMNT
Kristoffer Lund has become the newest player to become eligible to represent the U.S. men’s national team.
FIFA approved Lund’s one-time international switch on Thursday, U.S. Soccer confirmed. The Palermo left back is currently in the USMNT squad for upcoming September friendlies against Uzbekistan and Oman.
“It’s always good to start the day on good news, and we received good news from FIFA this morning,” USMNT assistant coach BJ Callaghan said Thursday. “Kristoffer, your one-time transfer has officially been approved and we appreciate the commitment to us and in return we’ll give you our full commitment and we welcome you into the brotherhood.”
Lund, 21, had previously represented Denmark at several youth levels, but now has committed his future to the USMNT. At club level, Lund made the move to Italy from Swedish side Hacken.
Lund made 73 appearances for Hacken, registering 15 assists. He also came through the ranks at Danish side Midtjylland, where he earned two senior appearances for the club.
Lund will compete with Fulham’s Antonee Robinson and Wolfsburg’s Kevin Paredes for minutes during the September window.
The USMNT faces Uzbekistan on Saturday in St. Louis before closing out its two-match window against Oman in St. Paul on Sept. 12.