Having previously been called up to the US Under-19 Men’s National Team, Kohler joins one of Germany’s historic clubs. Werder Bremen have won four Bundesliga titles, most recently in 2003/04, and six DFB Cups, most recently in 2009. The club was previously home to the senior national team as well as current USA international Josh Sargent. Team player Aaron Johansson.
“Ethan is a very ambitious player, has a great vision and understands the game well,” said Clemens Fritz, head of scouting and professional football at Werder Bremen. “He has developed well so far and can play both as a centre-back and as a No. 6. We see him primarily as a No. 6 and want to continue his development with us. I think.”
Koehler is the second talented U.S. youth international to make a move to a top European club this summer, following the move of Louisville City FC centre-back Joshua Winder to Portuguese club SL Benfica earlier this month. Become.
The two players are USL Championship veterans, including 2021 USL Championship Young Player of the Year winner Jonathan Gomez (former Louisville City FC, now senior player for Real Sociedad in La Liga). Following in the footsteps of other players who started their professional careers through USA international and former Orange County SC standout Kobi Henry joined Ligue 1 club Stade de Reims last summer after winning the USL Championship title in 2021.