While the U.S. Men’s National Team and U.S. Men’s Youth National Teams are currently running domestic camps, Josh Sargent, 17, is beginning his career at German Bundesliga club Werder Bremen. The 2017 U.S. Soccer Young Male Player of the Year played and assisted on a goal for the Werder U23 team today in a scrimmage against Dynamo Dresden.
Josh Sargent played with the Werder U23s today in a friendly against Dynamo Dresden of 2.Bundesliga. Grown men. Sargent ran down a ball in the corner, bodied himself free and got an assist! pic.twitter.com/m5uD2EIcyF— Scuffed (@zlebmada) January 9, 2018
He even nearly found the net in his debut.
He also flashed this shot over the crossbar. pic.twitter.com/SZYxmHg0hl— Scuffed (@zlebmada) January 9, 2018
The St. Louis native must wait until he turns 18 in February to sign his professional contract with Werder Bremen. That said U.S. fans will certainly be happy to see the young phenom hit the ground running in Germany.
Sargent captained the U17 MNT during the 2017 U-17 FIFA World Cup and starred for the U20 MNT during the 2017 U-20 FIFA World Cup. In 22 youth international caps this past year, he scored 19 goals and assisted on 4 others. Sargent earned the Silver Boot at the U-20 FIFA World Cup and capped off his award-winning year with his first call-up to the U.S. Men’s National Team for its friendly match against Portugal in November.
Excited to see Josh Sargent begin his Werder Bremen career? Do you think he will make a similar impact in the Bundesliga to Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie?