FIFA allows Tyler Boyd to switch to Team USA

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

U.S. Soccer will have a new weapon on their team moving forward. FIFA has approved the switch of Tyler Boyd to U.S. Soccer. 

Boyd is a dual citizen in New Zealand and the United States. Because he played for New Zealand in the youth level, he had to apply for an application to switch teams. 

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This one-time application was accepted by FIFA. Now, due to the change, he will only play for the United States moving forward. 

The 24-year-old was born in Tauranga, New Zealand. The right winder and striker is presently on loan to MKE Ankaragücü, a Turkish Süper Lig team. 

With Ankaragücü, he has five goals and four assists in 13 matches. 

While he was born in New Zealand, he grew up in Santa Ynez, California, before returning to his homeland at age 10. 

On the national level, Boyd has made six appearances in friendlies with New Zealand from 2014 through 2019. 

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