Americans are climbing quickly at Hertha
BRIAN SCIARETTA - Monday, October 10, 2011
On Friday night, Hertha Berlin defeated local club Oranienburger 5-0 in a friendly played during the October international window.

In the game, Americans John Anthony Brooks, Jerome Kiesewetter, and Alfredo Morales all earned minutes.

US U-20 forward Kiesewetter put on a very impressive performance for Hertha as he scored the team's first and last goal of the game.

On the first goal, he took a pass from Brazilian winger Raffael and scored from inside the box. On his second goal, he took a through ball from Marco Djurcin and chipped it over an onrushing keeper to complete the 5-0 scoreline.

Midfielder Alfredo Morales, 21, played occasionally for the US U-20 team during the 2009 cycle but he is said to be considering an offer to play for Peru.

Jerome Kiesewetter and central defender John Anthony Brooks are both born in Germany but are widely considered to be very important parts of the 2013 US U-20 team and possible the 2012 Olympic team as well.

Last May, Brooks turned down a professional contract offer from Bayern Munich to sign a four year professional deal with Hertha Berlin where he developed as a player.