On-loan striker Sebastian Soto has been called up to the United States National Team for their friendly fixture against El Salvador on Wednesday December 9th
Soto signed for Norwich City in the summer as part of an influx of younger players he chose not to sign a new contract with German side Hannover 96. Norwich were unable to get Soto a work permit for the UK, meaning he was then loaned to SC Telstar in the Dutch second division to get experience under his belt.
The 20-year-old has scored six goals in nine appearances for Andries Jonker's side but a red card in the Eerste Divisie against FC Utrecht's U21 side has meant that Soto is eligible to play in this international match for the USA whilst serving his domestic suspension for Telstar.
Soto made his international debut last month, successfully managing to score twice as they beat Panama 6-2 in a friendly. The Canaries striker became only the fifth player to score multiple goals on his international team debut for the US, and Norwich City will be hoping another international appearance happens to help take Soto closer to the points needed to reapply for a work permit in the UK.
Norwich City loans manager and former fans favourite Neil Adams revealed earlier oon in the season that the club could look to loan Soto elsewhere depending on his success for Telstar in January.
“Sebastian was kicking his heels a bit because he couldn’t train or play in the division," Adams said back in October."We were delighted when he was a substitute but then we thought ‘now he needs a start’. Within 20 minutes he’d banged two goals, which is terrific. Then it is a case of let’s get him some games under his belt and then see if we’re able to get him back to our team or to a bigger club with the greatest respect to Telstar."