The 23-year-old is now only eligible to represent the United States at the international level after playing in Israel’s youth national team setup
FIFA has approved Kenny Saief’s application for a change of association, U.S. Soccer has announced.
The midfielder, who plays for Belgian club KAA Gent, was born in Florida but represented Israel at the U-19 and U-21 levels.
NEWS: FIFA has approved a change of association request for midfielder Kenny Saief .
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) June 22, 2017
After the change of association request was approved, Saeif is now permanently tied to the U.S. for international competition.
Saief was named to the USA’s 40-player provisional roster for next month’s CONCACAF Gold Cup. The final roster of 23 players will be announced on Sunday.