Eintracht Frankfurt team-mates Marco Fabian and Timothy Chandler will put their friendship to one side for 90 minutes when they go head-to-head in the World Cup qualifier between Mexico and the USA.
There were smiles all-round for Fabian and Chandler on Matchday 10 as the duo helped Eintracht Frankfurt to an impressive 1-0 victory over 1. FC Köln. However, the next time they meet on the pitch it will be as opponents in the World Cup qualifier between Mexico and the USA.
Despite their great friendship, Fabian told bundesliga.com that he would now be 'switching his mindset' and was determined to put one over Chandler.
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Under Niko Kovac, the Eagles have gone from battling relegation to challenging for Europe. A major factor in that development has been the great understanding Chandler and Fabian have struck up down Frankfurt’s right-hand side. So USMNT star Chandler admitted it would be a strange feeling to be on opposing sides...
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Fellow Bundesliga stars Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund), John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Julian Green (FC Bayern München), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Bobby Wood (Hamburger SV) and Aron Johannsson (SV Werder Bremen) have also been called up to the USMNT squad.