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September 2, 2011 at 10:53 AM

Zakuani on his national team future: “I prefer the States…”

Steve Zakuani had a nice interview with the Official Arsenal Magazine and I strongly encourage you check it out. Obviously there’s a strong focus on the EPL team of his youth, but several other issues are brought up, including Zakuani’s unsettled national team future.

The Sounders FC midfielder is eligible to play for DR Congo and England, and is also on track to become eligible for the U.S. men’s national team in a couple years.

Here’s how he responded when asked about whether he wanted to play again for DR Congo, having represented them in a non-binding friendly:

“It was a friendly against Mali and was a lot of fun but it doesn’t tie me to the Congo national team. I’m eligible for England too, even though that looks to be more than a long shot at the moment. And in a few years I’ll be able to play for the USA. Of the three, I prefer the States, as this is where I made my name as a player, but we’ll see how things turn out.”

Again, check out the rest of the interview here. What do you think of Zakuani preferring to play for the USMNT?

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