2023-01-25 20:18:00

Mihailovic puts USMNT on alert with first AZ Alkmaar goal after transfer from MLS

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By Dan Bernstein
  • Joined AZ from CF Montreal
  • Third Eredivisie appearance
  • Scores in 4-1 victory

WHAT HAPPENED? Mihailovic wasn't selected for the 2022 World Cup, but the attacking midfielder is hoping to break into the USMNT this year and is off to a nice start with his first AZ goal on Wednesday. He signed with AZ last summer for a reported fee of $6 million.

First Goal!#gaeaz 0-2 | @DjoMihailovic pic.twitter.com/EFo6jCOEgE

AZ (@AZAlkmaar) January 25, 2023

THE BIGGER PICTURE: There's a logjam of midfield options for the USMNT, but Mihailovic will likely get a look sometime in 2023 as the program tries out players who will be in their prime or approaching their best at the 2026 World Cup.

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