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Nuremberg's Chandler delighted to be back in USA squad

Nuremberg defender Timmy Chandler admits it is great to be back involved in the USA national team setup.

The 21-year old German-born American has made two appearances for the US so far and will now get a chance to add to that when the national team takes on Costa Rica and Belgium in the next week or so.

Chandler, who was last selected by Bob Bradley, says it is nice to be seen by new coach Juergen Klinsmann as a possible option and is looking forward to the upcoming matches.

"It feels great to be back with the U.S. team," he told

"Last time I was here it was with Bob Bradley, and now there's a new coach in Klinsmann. I was happy when he called me and said he wants me to come in.

"It's good to be here with the team and everybody has welcomed me. I really like being here."

And Chandler has denied calls that he wanted to represent Germany instead of the country where his father was born.

"Some people were saying I wanted to play for Germany, but I've always wanted to play for the U.S. team," he added.

"I'm with the 'A' team for the USA, and I want to keep playing. No question about it."

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