Striker Johannsson cleared by FIFA for U.S. switch (Reuters)

U.S. head coach Juergen Klinsmann kicks the ball during a practice session in San Pedro Sula February 5, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Stringer

(Reuters) – United States coach Juergen Klinsmann can call on former Iceland Under-21 striker Aron Johannsson for Wednesday’s friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina after the player’s nationality switch was approved by FIFA. Johannsson was called up for the game in Sarajevo by Klinsmann pending a decision by FIFA on the player’s request and the paperwork arrived in time for him to be in contention for a place in the starting line-up. Johannsson was born in Mobile, Alabama, and his family moved to Iceland when he was three years old. …

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