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Josh Sargent scores game-winner in Werder Bremen friendly

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Keep scoring, young man!

Peru v United States

Josh Sargent has done it again. The 18-year-old American striker, just a week after scoring the lone goal for the United States against Peru, has scored once again for his club. This time, it was the game-winner as Werder Bremen came from behind to beat 2. Bundesliga side DSC Arminia Bielefeld 2-1.

Sargent’s goal occurred in the 86th minute and would hold on as the winning goal in a friendly match that Bremen set up to get guys more playing time. On a buildup down the left flank, Sargent slowed his run to ensure he was onside, which created space on the left side of the box where the defenders went after the ball. He then rushed to that open space, where he received the pass and one-timed it into the right side of the net.

It’s terrific to see Sargent pick up where he left off and show that he has the potential to contribute to a team that currently sits 3rd in the Bundesliga table. That time may be coming soon, according to Bremen head coach Florian Kohfeldt, who suggested a few days ago that Sargent was done with the U-23s and was ready for the challenge of more first-team opportunities.

In any case, Josh Sargent continuing to score for club will only help the youngster’s confidence, and that can only help if he is called in next month for the USMNT friendlies against England and Italy.