It’s been a terrific year for Josh Sargent. In what was certainly not a surprise, the 17-year-old phenom earned another accolade today as he was named U.S. Soccer’s 2017 Young Male Player of the Year.
The 17-year-old had a remarkable year, serving as the captain of the United States U-17s at the 2017 U-17 World Cup. He also played for the U-20s at the 2017 U-20 World Cup, winning the Silver Boot. On the year, he had 19 goals and 4 assists in 22 appearances, tying the record for most U.S. goals at youth World Cups. He was even called into camp for the USMNT in November for its friendly against Portugal, though he did not make the 18-man roster due to injury.
Josh Sargent was one of the great stories of 2017 on the men’s side, with his goalscoring prowess and electrifying play. He will certainly be one many fans think can be in the rotation for the MNT for years to come. He now awaits the moment he turns 18 in February, upon which he will join Bundesliga side Werder Bremen.
Congratulations to Josh Sargent on a most deserving award!