Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola expects American teenager Julian Green to remain with the German champions for the 2014-15 Bundesliga season instead of being loaned out in search of more playing time.

"It's never easy to be with a big club in the first [-team] squad, but he deserves to try to keep going here and play with us," Guardiola said during a conference call on Tuesday ahead of Bayern's preseason tour of the United States. "I think today he's going to stay -- we're going to see in the preseason -- but I know him. He's always training well, he's a good guy and my first idea is that he's going to stay for the rest of the season."

On Monday, Green, who made just one appearance for Bayern's senior team last season, was named to the club's squad for friendlies in Harrison, New Jersey (July 31 vs. Guadalajara), and Portland, Oregon (Aug. 6 against the MLS All-Stars), as part of MLS All-Star weekend (ESPN2/WatchESPN, 9:30 p.m. ET).

Guardiola revealed that Green is suffering from a minor knee ailment but confirmed he will still travel to the U.S.