Sergino Dest grew up in the Netherlands, but with a slim chance of representing his home country, his U.S. passport offered a different opportunity.
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Ajax Amsterdam have been eliminated from the Champions League following their loss to Valencia on Tuesday.
Mercurial forward Hakim Ziyech scored one goal and laid on another as Ajax secured a 2-0 victory over hosts Lille.
Chelsea came from 4-1 down to draw 4-4 from Ajax in an epic encounter which saw the Dutch side lose two players to red cards in one minute.
Talented dual national Sergino Dest, 18, commits international future to the U.S, ending speculation he could flip to his native Netherlands.
Christian Pulisic set up fellow substitute Michy Batshuayi for a late goal to see Chelsea beat Ajax in Champions League group stage action.
Sergino Dest finds himself in a tug of war between Netherlands and the U.S. for his services. Simon Kuper says the Dutch are the logical choice.
Ajax right-back Sergino Dest has said that, as a child, he always pictured himself playing for the Dutch national side.
Real Madrid are set to seal a £100 million deal for Donny van de Beek just months after Manchester United failed to sign the Ajax midfielder.
Ajax defender Sergino Dest has said he rejected the opportunity to join up with the U.S. and Holland in order to focus on his international future.
Hakim Ziyech fired in an early goal, Quincy Promes added another and Donny van de Beek finished off a polished performance for Ajax.
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