2019 was a year of Destiny. A wonderful year for Sergiño Dest for club and country was formally recognized today as U.S. Soccer named him the Young Male Player of the Year.
Dest was a star for the United States U-20s during the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland in May, emerging as one of many bright spots from a team that made a run to the quarterfinals. He started four matches during the tournament, and helped created the game winner in a 3-2 victory over France in the Round of 16.
This fall, Dest also broke through into becoming a regular in the starting XI for Ajax. He’s appeared in 13 league matches and 8 Champions League matches for Amsterdam’s club. His breakthrough there led to him making his USMNT debut against Mexico in September. He also appeared 4 days later against Uruguay. As a dual citizen of both the Netherlands and the United States, Dest committed to the USMNT after a short period to consider his international future. He was officially cap-tied when he started a CONCACAF Nations League in November against Canada, contributing an assist in the process.
Two of our best and brightest ⭐️— U.S. Soccer YNT (@USYNT) December 16, 2019
Congrats to Sergiño Dest and @b_pinto9, our 2019 Young Male and Female Players of the Year!
Congrats to Sergiño Dest on being named Young Male Player of the Year!