Munich - International stars are no stranger to the Bundesliga, but of the plethora of prodigious talent to have graced the German game, it's the growing number of North American representatives that have really caught the eye.

With the domestic action on hold, bundesliga.com finds out which players will be whistling the Star Spangled Banner and who'll be humming O Canada during the international break...

Uncompromising for club and country, Schalke midfielder Jones resumes FIFA World Cup qualifying duty on September 6 in Costa Rica, before returning home to the USA four days later to take on Mexico. The Americans currently top the qualifying group from the North and Central American and Caribbean region (CONCACAF).

Fellow Bundesliga representative and USA international Johnson can expect to play his part on the road to Brazil. "It's good to know he [Johnson] can play even on the other side," said USA head coach Jürgen Klinsmann. "He can play right wing or right back, that gives us always some options to pull if needed. Right now we see him very, very strong on the left wing in midfield."

Brooks, 20, made his debut for the USA in their 4-3 friendly win over Bosnia and Herzegovina last month. The Berlin-born son of a US serviceman had been offered the chance to represent Germany at Under-21 level, but instead opted for Klinsmann’s USA. The defender scored on his Bundesliga debut as Hertha thrashed Eintracht Frankfurt 6-1 on Matchday 1 of the 2013/14 campaign.

FC Augsburg's Parkhurst started in five of six matches in the USA's 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup championship, including the final, but has yet to feature in the Bundesliga this term. The 29-year-old nevertheless provides useful cover at right-back in the absence of injured Hannover 96 captain Steven Cherundolo.

Eintracht Braunschweig's Jackson will carry much of the goal-scoring burden in Canada's international friendly with Mauritania. The pint-sized striker has completed 360 minutes of Bundesliga action so far this season, but still awaits his first goal in the German top flight. At international level, Jackson has found the net six times in 36 outings.

Defender De Jong made his return after a month out with a broken toe in the second half for FC Augsburg in their 1-0 win over Nürnberg on Matchday 4. A regular on the international circuit, the 26-year-old left-back can expect further playing time against Mauritania. He's also joined in the squad by VfR Aalen's André Hainault, Fortuna Düsseldorf's Samuel Piette and Adam Straith of third division outfit SV Wehen Wiesbaden.


Compiled by Christopher Mayer-Lodge