by Lee Hurley

Gedion Zelalem has wasted no time in showing off his talents at the FIFA u20 World Cup in New Zealand.

The US trounced the hosts 4-0, securing qualification for the knock-out stages with a game to spare and the Arsenal man (boy?) was clearly having an absolute blast.

Although he didn’t get on the scoresheet himself, he did grab an assist and dazzled with a rabona (amongst other things).

Gedion Zelalem (C) of the US controls the ball next to Monty Patterson (R) of New Zealand during the FIFA Under-20 World Cup football match between New Zealand and the USA in Auckland on June 2, 2015.    AFP PHOTO / Michael Bradley (Photo credit should read MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images)
Gedion Zelalem (C) of the US controls the ball next to Monty Patterson (R) of New Zealand during the FIFA Under-20 World Cup football match between New Zealand and the USA in Auckland on June 2, 2015.    AFP PHOTO / Michael Bradley (Photo credit should read MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images)

Speaking recently, Zelalem explain why he opted to represent the States ahead of Germany and Ethiopia. “It was purely just a feeling of knowing I was American,” Zelalem told viaESPN FC.

Simple, eh?

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