Adam Armour and Evan Rotundo became the two latest young American to join German clubs, they announced this week on social media. Armour announced that he is set to join 2. Bundesliga side 1. FC Nürnberg, while Rotundo signed with Schalke in the Bundesliga.
Previously committed to join Duke(m) with the class of 2020, Armour is a U.S. Under-17 MNT veteran from the 2019 World Cup cycle. The outside back is the No. 11 ranked player in his class, and played at last year's World Cup in Brazil. Armour moves from North Carolina FC's Academy, and had spent time training with the USL Championship club.
Ready❤️❗️ pic.twitter.com/6VdQMiT1hb— Adam Armour (@ArmourAdam) July 2, 2020
Also making the move to Germany is Evan Rotundo, the No. 1 ranked player in the class of 2022. Having just turned 16 in July, he was able to sign a contract because he has a second passport for a country in the European Union. An attacking midfielder that played for San Diego Surf, Rotundo's previously guest-played for LAFC in the Generation adidas Cup. He's expected to be part of the 2021 Under-17 MNT World Cup cycle.
Congrats to USA Youth Int’l, Evan Rotundo, signing his first professional contract in Germany with Schalke 04! 🇺🇸🇩🇪👍🏼 Thank you to everyone involved and thank you to Evan and his family for believing and trusting myself and @basesoccer ! The hard work continues!! @s04_en pic.twitter.com/6PI7zEXrLV— Brad Rusin (@BradfordRusin) July 9, 2020