USMNT REWIND: Josh Sargent Bags Huge Goal for Werder Bremen
The goals haven’t come at as high a rate as he would have liked this season, but Josh Sargent scored a particularly big one on Friday tallying the game-winner in Werder Bremen’s 2-1 victory against Eintracht Frankfurt on Friday.
Sargent had a first-half goal nullified due to offside, so when Maxi Eggestein ever so slightly slipped him through the Frankfurt backline in the 62nd minute, he admitted he wasn’t sure if he should celebrate. Replays showed that Sargent just stayed onside before slotting an effort inside the lower, left post.
No better way to start weekend than with an American scoring a winning goal in Europe. 21-Year-Old St. Louis-born Josh Sargent shows super-natural sense of space and timing to deliver big goal for struggling Bremen. All Hail American Soccer Gritty 🇺🇸🇩🇪👨🦰 pic.twitter.com/lqlHeVpjHT— roger bennett (@rogbennett) February 27, 2021
While only his third league of the season, Sargent has remained a near constant in the Bremen lineup, with manager Florian Kohfeldt praising the work rate of the 21-year-old striker throughout the campaign.
"For a striker, it’s always important to score,” Sargent said after the match. "Especially when you’ve put so much work in – I wanted to get that goal as a reward. It was a big relief."
Sargent's 59th Bundesliga appearance tied him with Danny Williams for 15th place among Americans in the league. His next Bundesliga goal will make him just the eighth USMNT player to hit double digits in the German top-flight. The triumph put Werder Bremen nine points clear of the automatic relegation zone.
Elsewhere around Europe:
Daryl Dike, 20, enjoyed a bountiful week for Barnsley in the English Championship, helping his team grab all six points. He scored his first goal for the club - an insurance goal in the 90th minute - in a 2-0 win against Stoke City on Wednesday. He followed that up by starting and playing 75 minutes in 2-1 victory at Millwall on Saturday.
Edmond Oklahoman Daryl Dike’s first goal in English Football 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/KuPy9y0ozp— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) February 24, 2021
USMNT center back Matt Miazga went the full 90 minutes as Anderlecht earned a big 3-1 victory against Standard Liege in Belgian Jupiler League play. The win pushed the club up to fifth place in the top-flight with five matches before the league splits into two and the “Championship” phase begins for the top half of the table. On loan from Chelsea, Miazga has appeared in 19 of 29 league matches for Anderlecht this season.
Midfielder Tyler Adams didn't figure in any of the goals, but he helped RB Leipzig rally from a two-deficit at home to register a 3-2 comeback victory at home against Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday.
Aron Johannsson, 30, connected for the equalizer in the 80th minute for Lech Poznan in its 2-1 victory over Warta Poznan on Friday. Johannsson, who played 89 minutes, has scored in both starts for the Polish Ekstraklasa side.
Sunday's Belgian match between Gent and Club Brugge was postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests by the latter side. That included goalkeeper Ethan Horvath. The game will be made up at a future date.
-- Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig; German Bundesliga) – 90 minutes in 3-2 win vs. Borussia Moenchengladbach (Feb. 27)
-- Brenden Aaronson (Red Bull Salzburg, Austria Bundesliga) - 69 minutes in 2-1 loss at Sturm Graz (Feb. 28); 60 minutes in 2-1 loss at Villarreal in Europa League (Feb. 25)
-- Paul Arriola (Swansea City, English Championship) - 9 minutes as a substitute in 3-1 loss to Bristol City (Feb. 27); In 18, DNP in 1-0 win vs. Coventry City (Feb. 24)
-- Tyler Boyd (Sivasspor, Turkish Super Lig) – 1 minute as a substitute in 0-0 draw at Rizespor (Feb. 27)
-- John Brooks (Wolfsburg; German Bundesliga) – Suspended, DNP in 2-0 win vs. Hertha Berlin (Feb. 27)
-- Reggie Cannon (Boavista; Portuguese Primeira) – In 18, DNP in 2-1 loss at Vitoria Guimaraes (Feb. 26)
-- Johnny Cardoso (Internacional; Brazilian Serie A) – In 18, DNP in 0-0 draw vs. Corinthians (Feb. 26); Vs. Juventude (Monday, 6 p.m. ET)
-- Cameron Carter-Vickers (Bournemouth; English Championship) – 90 minutes in 1-0 win at Watford (Feb. 27); 90 minutes in 2-1 loss at Cardiff City (Feb. 24)
-- Daryl Dike (Barnsley; English Championship) - 75 minutes in 2-1 win at Millwall (Feb. 27); 28 minutes and GOAL as a substitute in 2-0 win vs. Stoke City (Feb. 24)
-- Konrad de la Fuente (Barcelona; Spain La Liga/Segunda B) - Not in 18, DNP in 2-0 win at Sevilla (Feb. 27); In 18, DNP in 3-0 win vs. Elche (Feb. 24)
-- Sergiño Dest (Barcelona; Spain La Liga) – 90 minutes in 2-0 win at Sevilla (Feb. 27); vs. Cadiz (Feb. 21); 14 minutes as a substitute in 3-0 win vs. Elche (Feb. 24)
-- Nicholas Gioacchini (Caen; French Ligue 2) – 90 minutes in 2-0 loss vs. Paris FC (Feb. 27); 89 minutes in 2-2 draw at Guingamp (Feb. 22)
-- Julian Green (Greuther Fürth; German Second Bundesliga) – Injured, DNP in 2-1 loss to Holstein Kiel (Feb. 22); Injured, DNP in 2-2 draw at Hannover 96 (Feb. 27)
-- Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge; Belgian Pro League) - At Gent, postponed, COVID-19 positive tests (Feb. 28); In 18, DNP in 1-0 loss vs. Dynamo Kyiv (Feb. 25); In 18, DNP in 3-0 win vs. OH Leuven (Feb. 22)
-- Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town; English Championship) – 54 minutes in 3-0 loss at Preston North End (Feb. 27); 74 minutes in 2-0 loss at Derby County (Feb. 23)
-- Matthew Hoppe (Schalke; German Bundesliga) - 74 minutes in 5-1 loss at Stuttgart (Feb. 27)
-- Aron Johannsson (Lech Poznan; Polish Ekstraklasa) -- 89 minutes and a GOAL in 2-1 win at Warta Poznan (Feb. 26)
-- Weston McKennie (Juventus; Italian Serie A) – 22 minutes as a substitute in 1-1 draw at Hellas Verona (Feb. 27); 90 minutes and a GOAL in 3-0 win vs. Crotone (Feb. 22)
-- Mark McKenzie (Genk; Belgian Pro League) - 1 minute as a substitute in 2-1 win at Sporting Charleroi (Feb. 26)
-- Matt Miazga (RSC Anderlecht; Belgian First Division A) - 90 minutes in 3-1 win at Standard Liege (Feb. 28)
-- Alfredo Morales (Fortuna Düsseldorf; German Second Bundesliga) – In 18, DNP in 3-2 loss at Heidenheim (Feb. 28)
-- Yunus Musah (Valencia; Spain La Liga) - 54 minutes in 3-0 loss at Getafe (Feb. 27)
-- Owen Otasowie (Wolverhampton Wanderers; English Premier League) - In 18, DNP in 1-1 draw at Newcastle United (Feb. 27)
-- Erik Palmer-Brown (Austria Wien; Austria Bundesliga) – Injured, not in 18 in 2-0 win at St. Polten (Feb. 28)
-- Christian Pulisic (Chelsea; English Premier League) – 25 minutes as a substitute in 0-0 draw vs. Manchester United (Feb. 28); 3 minutes as a substitute in 1-0 win at Atletico Madrid in UCL (Feb. 23)
-- Tim Ream (Fulham; English Premier League) – In 18, DNP in 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace (Feb. 28)
-- Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund; German Bundesliga) – 70 minutes in 3-0 win vs. Arminia Bielefeld (Feb. 27)
-- Bryan Reynolds (AS Roma, Italy Serie A) - Not in 18, DNP in 3-1 win vs. Sporting Braga in Europa League (Feb. 25); Not in 18, DNP in 2-1 loss vs. AC Milan (Feb. 28)
-- Chris Richards (Hoffenheim; German Bundesliga) – 90 minutes in 1-1 draw at Union Berlin (Feb. 28); 90 minutes in 2-0 loss vs. Molde in Europa Cup (Feb. 25)
-- Antonee Robinson (Fulham; English Premier League) – 45 minutes as a substitute in 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace (Feb. 28)
-- Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen; German Bundesliga) – 79 minutes and a GOAL IN 2-1 win vs. Eintracht Frankfurt (Feb. 26)
-- Zack Steffen (Manchester City; English Premier League) – In 18, DNP in 2-1 vs. West Ham United (Feb. 27); In 18, DNP in 2-0 vs. Borussia Moenchengladbach in UCL (Feb. 24)
-- Tim Weah (Lille; French Ligue 1) – 29 minutes as a substitute in 1-1 draw with Strasbourg (Feb. 28); 78 minutes in 2-1 loss at Ajax in Europa League (Feb. 25)
-- DeAndre Yedlin (Galatasaray; Turkish Super Lig) - 90 minutes in 2-0 win vs. Erzurumspor (Feb. 27)