The young striker made his national team debut with the USA on Wednesday night. Hear him talk about life as a USMNT player for the first time.
The USA beat Bosnia 4-3 on Wednesday night in Sarajevo, courtesy of a four-goal contribution from Sunderland striker Jozy Altidore.
This is a undoubtedly a promising sign for the USA, who extend their winning run to 12 games against the team ranked 9th in the world.
However, it was still just a friendly. Whilst the game may have far exceeded its billing by the end of the 90 minutes, much of the attention pre-kickoff was directed towards the USMNT’s newest addition – Aron Johannsson.
After only been granted clearance by FIFA to compete for the USA less than 24-hours before the match, Johannsson started on the bench. He eventually replaced goalscorer Eddie Johnson in the 63rd minute to get his first half hour of international football.
Before the match, Johannsson sat down to conduct an interesting interview wherein he discussed his US roots, growing up in Iceland, and what it was like playing with his new compatriots for the first time. See what he has to say here: