16-Year-Old American Phenom Reportedly Signs With Borussia Dortmund

Kristian Fletcher was on trial at Manchester United before deciding to join BVB.

On Tuesday, 16-year-old Landon high school junior Kristian Fletcher was named The Washington Post's All-Met Player of the Year after the forward recorded nine assists and 26 goals, including the winner in the Interstate Athletic Conference championship game, in just 17 games.

Shortly after clinching the IAC tournament title for Landon, Fletcher made national news by boarding a flight for England to begin a two-week trial with Manchester United (he actually holds a British passport, making a potential move to Europe before the age of 18 much easier).

However, according to Fox Sports reporter Keith Costigan, Fletcher will actually follow in the footsteps of Christian Pulisic and Gio Reyna by signing with Borussia Dortmund, where he's also previously had a trial.

Dortmund has never shied away from giving game time to youngsters. This season has already seen Youssoufa Moukoko (17), Jude Bellingham (18), Reinier (19), Ansgar Knauff (19) and Reyna (19) log minutes in the Bundesliga.   

Fletcher has also played for Bethesda Academy, which is part of the MLS NEXT system.

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