That’s why the US needs him! Folarin Balogun scores his 20th goal of the season for France’s Reims team the week he is cleared to play for USMNT
Folarin Balogun showed why there was so much enthusiasm in the United States for his international switch by scoring his 20th goal of the season for the French team in Reims on Sunday.
The 21-year-old drilled a low shot past Angers goalkeeper Yahia Fofana in the 55th minute of their French league game on Sunday for his historic goal after Angers failed to clear a pass into the box of repair.
The goal caps an important week for Balogun after FIFA cleared him to represent the United States at international level. The striker was born in Brooklyn and raised in London to Nigerian parents.
The move is also a major boost for Team USA, as their striking options were widely seen as limited compared to the talent of the rest of the team.
Balogun will spearhead the American attack this summer and lead the team in attack for next year’s Copa America and the 2026 World Cup, where the United States are co-hosts alongside Mexico and Portugal. Canada.