June 9, 2023

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Reims goal-scoring machine Folarin Balogun chose USA over England | International football

The United States won the battle for Fowler Balogun, one of Ligue 1’s sensations this season. Arsenal’s mercenary Will Stills has already scored 19 goals for Reims this season. In recent years he has also played for England’s Promises, but now chooses his native America.

No player under the age of 21 has scored more goals in the major leagues this season than Fowler Balogun. He put himself on the map as one of the promises of European football.

But Balogun also wants to shine on the international stage, which England may not have. The striker has been playing for England’s youth teams for the past 5 years. He scored 7 times in 13 internationals with the U21s.

Yet it is America, not England, who is allowed to bowl with Balogun. The Reims striker was born in Brooklyn but moved to England at the age of 2.

“Ultimately it’s a no-brainer. This is where I feel most at home,” says Balogun. “Representing America means more than people realize. It’s an honor and fills me with pride. I want to do everything I can to ensure victory.”

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