Mobi Fehr: Man of the world due to Swiss father, Japanese mother and NYC birthplace

18 December 8:18 am

Mobi Fehr: Man of the world due to Swiss father, Japanese mother and NYC birthplace

By Brian Costello

Newest Timbers player Mobi Fehr has a unique and global perspective on the game. Born in New York City to a Swiss graphic designer father and Japanese teacher mother, Fehr moved to Tokyo when he was six. After starring in the youth teams of J League Division 2 side Tokyo Verdy 1969, Fehr eventually came on the radar of the U.S. Soccer Federation. He went on to become a key member of the U.S. national team U-17s, U-18s, and U-20s and was part of the US team at the 2011 U-17 World Cup.

Heading in to that World Cup, USsoccer.com did a nice profile about Fehr, then 16, that covered his familial roots in Tokyo--especially following the massive tsunami--and his hopes for the future.