LAFC’s Timothy Tillman Files a One-Time Switch to the USMNT

Timothy Tillman with Bayern Munich in 2022
Timothy Tillman with Bayern Munich in 2022. Photo by Action Press/Shutterstock (12816446ap)

LAFC’s midfielder Timothy Tillman decided to play for the United States men’s national team moving forward. Tillman confirmed he filed a one-time switch to the USMNT with FIFA in this week’s interview with The Athletic

Tillman was born in Germany and played for the country’s youth teams. However, he was eligible to make a switch to the U.S., considering his father is American. His younger brother, Rangers’ Malik Tillman, made his USMNT debut in 2022 and already has four caps.

“When (Malik) joined the senior national team, he told me how much he enjoyed being with the team. He only had positive words about it,” Tillman told The Athletic. “I would be happy if I got called up, but it’s all in the coach’s hands. We’ll see. I’d be proud to represent the U.S. in any game.”

During his youth career, Timothy Tillman was considered one of Germany’s most exciting young talents. This prompted Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich to snag him from Greuther Fürth and bring him to their academy.

However, Tillman never managed to break into Bayern’s first team. He made 31 appearances for their reserve team and spent time on loans before returning to Greuther Fürth in 2020.

Now, Tillman is trying to resurrect his career in MLS, and he’s doing quite well. Since joining LAFC in February, the 24-year-old player has made six starts and scored two goals.

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