Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu led Stade de Reims to a 3-0 victory over Paris FC in front of 5,053 fans at Paris’ Stade Sébastien-Charléty.
The French-American-Cameroonian striker netted a brace with two goals at the 12th and 48th minute mark. His late attempt at a hat trick was denied by the post.
Here’s goal number one:
Note the fantastic body control and well-placed finish.
And here’s goal number two:
Note the… luck (something the USMNT can always use from its strikers).
[video via Boston Red on Big Soccer]
Reims currently sits in first place in Ligue 2 with 75 points from 32 fixtures and has all but clinched promotion to the top division.
Siebatcheu started the 2017-2018 season on a hot streak, scoring 12 goals through the month of February, but had gone cold as of late. After seeing his playing time temporarily reduced, this recent brace not only moves him into second place on the scoring chart, but it should provide some confidence heading into the upcoming move to Ligue 1. A lot of clubs look to upgrade their attacking line when making the jump, so it’s likely that Siebatcheu will be forced to deal with competition for playing time next season.
As for his national team future, things remain up in the air. Siebatcheu has given no further indication as to which country he would like to represent. The USMNT happens to have a trio of friendlies on the horizon (on May 28th, June 2nd, and June 9th) which would be an excellent opportunity to integrate a new striker. Whether a (non-cap-tying) call-up is made and accepted is something to keep an eye on next month.