John Brooks is a member of the USMNT 2014 World Cup squad.
John Brooks grew up in Berlin, joining his hometown club Hertha BSC and using his US citizenship to join the USMNT. Brooks made that choice as a youth international after representing both the USMNT and Germany at youth international level. With his club, Brooks progressed quickly through the youth and reserve teams, debuting for Hertha's senior squad in 2012 and taking a starting job.
John Brooks USMNT Experience
2015: Started against Denmark on Mar 25 and Switzerland on Mar 31. Started against the Netherlands on Jun 5 and scored in the 4-3 win. Started against Germany on Jun 10 and Guatemala on Jul 3. Started against Honduras to open Group A play in the 2015 Gold Cup on Jul 7 and against Panama on Jul 13. Started the Gold Cup semifinal against Jamaica on Jul 22 and against Panama in the 3rd-place game on Jul 25. Started the Sep 5 friendly against Peru.
2014: Started against Ukraine on Mar 5. Named to the final 2014 World Cup roster. Subbed on in the second-half against Turkey on June 1st. Subbed on at halftime against Ghana in the 2014 World Cup Group G opening game. Scored the first goal of his USMNT career to beat Ghana at the World Cup. Started against the Czech Republic on Sep 3. Started against Ecuador on Oct 10 and Colombia on Nov 14.
2013: After appearances with the USMNT U-20 and U-23 squads, Brooks debuted for the senior squad against Bosnia & Herzegovina on Aug 14 and played against Austria on Aug 19.
John Brooks Professional Experience
2013-14: Regular with Hertha in the topflight, scoring in his first Bundesliga game on Aug 10.
2012-13: Moved up to the senior squad, playing regularly in a season spent in the 2.Bundesliga. Won promotion.
2011-12: Regular with Hertha BSC's reserve team.