Michael Sohn, Associated Press file
In this March 8, 2016, file photo, Gent’s Kenny Saief plays the ball during a Champions League round of sixteen second leg soccer match against VfL Wolfsburg in Wolfsburg, Germany. Saief has been given permission by FIFA to change his national team affiliation to the United States from Israel. The announcement was made by the U.S. Soccer Federation on Thursday, June 22, 2018. The 23-year-old from Panama City, Fla., played for Israel’s under-19 and under-21 teams.