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Josh Sargent
Men's National Team

Josh Sargent

Forward Caps/Goals - 5/2
  • Date of Birth

  • Height / Weight

    6-1 / 175

  • Hometown

    O'Fallon, Mo.

  • Club

    Werder Bremen (Germany)

A prolific goal-scorer in the Youth National Team set-up, Josh Sargent is a striker with a knack for finishing and a bright future on the front line for the U.S. Men’s National Team. The 18-year-old experienced a whirlwind 2017, becoming the first player to be called up to the U-17, U-20 and senior MNTs in the same year. After taking home the Silver Boot at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup and captaining the USA to the quarterfinals at the 2017 U-17 World Cup, the forward became the third-youngest MNT player to score in his debut when he tallied against Bolivia in 2018. Working to break into the first team at Weder Bremen, Sargent aims to become the latest young American to make a splash in the German Bundesliga.

 

Career Highlights:

  • Became the third-youngest MNT player to tally two goals when he found the back of the net in a 1-1 draw with Peru on Oct. 16, 2018.
  • Earned his first cap and scored against Bolivia on May 28, 2018 to become the second-youngest modern era MNT player to score in his debut (18 years, 102 days) and fifth youngest goal scorer all-time.
  • Voted as 2017 U.S. Soccer Young Male Player of the Year.
  • In 2017, became the first player to be called into camp with the U-17, U-20 and senior MNTs in the same year
  • Scored four goals to win the Silver Boot at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup as the tournament’s second-leading goal-scorer
  • Captained the 2017 U-17 MNT to the quarterfinals of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup and second-place at the 2017 Concacaf U-17 Championship

Personal: Parents Jeff and Liane both played college soccer … Learned how to kick a soccer ball at age three.

U.S. Men's National Team

2018: Earned his first cap and scored his first goal in a 3-0 victory against Bolivia on May 28, 2018 in Chester, Pa. … At just 18 years and 102 days, Sargent’s goal made him the second-youngest modern era MNT player to score in his international debut … It also saw him become the fifth-youngest MNT goal-scorer of all-time … Became the third-youngest player to record two goals for the MNT, tallying in the 49th minute of the USA’s 1-1 draw with Peru on Oct. 16, 2018 in Tampa, Fla… 2017: Received his first MNT call-up in Nov. 2017, becoming the first player to appear in U-17, U-20 and MNT camp in the same calendar year, but didn’t play in the Nov. 14 friendly against Portugal due to a minor injury ... First Appearance: May 28, 2018 vs. Bolivia … First Goal: May 28, 2018 vs. Bolivia … First World Cup Appearance: none … First World Cup Goal: none … First WCQ Appearance: none… First WCQ Goal: none … First WCQ Assist: none

Youth National Teams

Under-20s: 2017 U.S. Soccer Young Male Player of the Year … His seven youth World Cup goals are tied for most all-time by a U.S. player …  The youngest USA player to score at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, took home the Silver Boot at the 2017 tournament in Korea Republic with four goals … Named to the U-20 MNT’s World Cup roster as the team’s youngest player just two days after captaining the U-17s through the 2017 Concacaf U-17 Championship … Started all five games for the U-20s at the World Cup, playing 422 of a possible 480 minutes … Facing a 2-0 deficit in its World Cup opener against Ecuador, netted two goals for the USA en route to a 3-3 draw … Scored the USA’s lone goal in a 1-0 group stage win over Senegal … Tallied the opening goal for the USA in its 6-0 Round of 16 victory over New Zealand. 

Under-17s: Captained the USA to the quarterfinals at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India, playing every minute of the team’s five games, scoring three goals and adding an assist … The second U.S. player to appear in the U-17 and U-20 World Cups in the same year … Scored the opening goal in the USA’s first game against host India, a 3-0 victory Netted in both of the U-17s’ knockout round games against Paraguay and England Captained the USA to World Cup qualification at the 2017 Concacaf U-17 Championship in Panama City, Panama Scored a team-leading five goals and added two assists while starting all five games for the USA at World Cup qualifying Bagged a brace and added an assist in the USA’s 4-3 group stage victory over Mexico … Netted a hat trick against Portugal in the USA’s opening match of the 2016 Nike International Friendlies … Scored against Brazil in the tournament’s final game, helping the USA clinch its first NIF title since 2013 … Tallied the game-winning goal for the USA against the Netherlands at the 2015 Nike International Friendlies … Scored 30 goals for the U-17s during the 2016-17 cycle, most on the team, and tied for the team lead in assists with 12 … Netted multiple goals in eight games with the 17s … Led the U-17 MNT with 49 appearances in 54 overall matches during the 2016-17 cycle, logging 3555 minutes, the second-most on the team. 

Under-14s and Under-15s: Scored against England during his lone international trip with the U-15 Boys’ National Team … Earned his first National Team call-up to the U-14 BNT at the start of the team’s 2013-14 cycle. 

Professional: Striving to break into the first team at Weder Bremen, started the 2018-19 season playing mostly with Weder Bremen II … Scored six goals in his first 10 appearances with Bremen’s reserves … Joined Weder Bremen on Jan. 1, 2018 and signed his first professional contract with the club on his 18th birthday, Feb. 20, 2018 ...



Youth: Spent youth soccer career with U.S. Soccer Development Academy club St. Louis Scott Gallagher … Joined Scott Gallagher at age eight … Enrolled for three semesters (Spring 2016, Fall 2016 and Spring 2017) at the U.S. Soccer Under-17 Residency Program at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., training full-time with the nation’s top youth players.



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