USMNT REWIND: Sargent, Dike, Aaronson, Boyd Lead List of Seven U.S. Players to Score for Their Clubs Over the Weekend
What a bountiful weekend for U.S. Men's National Team players.
It seemed that just about every time we turned our heads another American was celebrating a goal.
Seven USMNT players found the net in one of the busiest goal-scoring weekends this season.
The average age of those goal-scorers was a remarkable 21 years.
Daryl Dike, Brenden Aaronson and Josh Sargent made the biggest headlines and splashes for their respective clubs.
In chronological order:
On loan from Orlando City SC, Dike connected in back-to-back matches four days apart. The 20-year-old forward has scored three goals in his last four appearances for Barnsley, helping revive the English Championship team's quest for promotion to the English Premier League.
On March 3, he recorded the first tally in a 3-1 victory at Queens Park Rangers. On Saturday, Dike latched onto a Carlton Morris feed on the right flank and drilled a 16-yard rocket into the upper near corner for the lone goal in the 49th minute to lead Barnsley to its seven successive triumph in the 1-0 win over Birmingham City. Barnsley manager Valerien Ismael called the goal an "unbelievable strike."
The game-winning goal @DarylDike scored yesterday is so tasty we're posting it again.— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) March 7, 2021
The 🇺🇸 forward has three goals in seven appearances for @BarnsleyFC. The club is a perfect 7-0-0 since his arrival.
Pretty...pretty good. Keep it up, Daryl! 👏 pic.twitter.com/v5ofnPlpbG
After recording a goal in the 4-0 Austrian Cup semifinal win against Sturm Graz on March 3, the 20-year-old Aaronson was at it again on Sunday, did himself one better in a 4-1 victory over St. Polten.
His pressing led to a fortunate deflection which set up Patson Daka's equalizer in the 17th minute before taking the score to 3-1 in the 69th minute. The former Philadelphia Union midfielder put home a feed from Zlatko Junuzović from 13 yards, his third goal across all competitions for the Austrian club.
Sargent also found the back of the net for a second straight game, as Romano Schmid crossed from the right to find him for an open header at the back post in the 66th minute of Werder Bremen’s 1-1 draw with Köln.
Picture perfect header from Josh Sargent. 👌 pic.twitter.com/GlGNur4fgJ— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) March 7, 2021
Playing in his 60th career Bundesliga match, Sargent became the fastest USMNT player to reach double digit goals in the German top-flight, beating out Bobby Wood by two matches. At 21 years, 15 days Sargent, also became the second youngest USMNT player to accomplish the feat, following Christian Pulisic, who did it with Borussia Dortmund at 20 years, four days in 2018.
Sargent’s four league goals this season tie him with Leonardo Bittencourt and Niclas Füllkrug for the team lead this season.
In OTHER PERFORMANCES OF NOTE:
Tyler Boyd, 26, slotted home his first goal for Sivasspor in its 2-2 deadlock at Galatasaray in the Turkish Super Lig on Sunday. An opportunistic Boyd put home a rebound in the 38th minute.
Winger Luca de la Torre, 22, could not have made his first pro goal more dramatic in Heracles' 2-1 victory over PEC Zwolle in the Dutch Eredivisie on Sunday. His diving header two minutes into stoppage time snapped a 1-1 deadlock. He hadn't scored in 24 appearances across all competitions as Heracles ended a three-game winless skid.
Set to join the U-23 USMNT in Guadalajara, Johnny Cardoso, 19, scored his first professional goal in the 30th minute of Internacional's 2-2 draw at Pelota in the Brazilian Serie A on Friday.
Forward Konrad de la Fuente, 19, recorded the equalizer in the 47th minute to tie the game at 2-2 as Barcelona B rallied from a two-goal, first-half deficit en route to a 4-2 win against Llagostera in the Spanish Seguna on Sunday.
Defender Antonee Robinson, 23, came on in the 83rd minute and helped Fulham close out its 1-0 upset of host Liverpool in the English Premier League on Sunday. Fulham is trying to climb out of the relegation zone.
Defender Reggie Cannon, 22, registered an assist in Boavista's 3-0 home win over Famalicao in Portugal on Saturday. Cannon set up Paulinho's goal, which doubled the lead in the 65th minute.
Cameron Carter-Vickers. 23, played 90 minutes in consecutive games four days apart and also scored a goal while helping Bournemouth move back into playoff contention for promotion to the English Premier League. He struck in the 2-1 win at Bristol City in the English Championship on March 3 as Philip Billing's header deflected off his back and into the net and helped his squad to a 1-1 tie at Preston North End on Saturday. Bournemouth is in sixth place, which would make the team eligible for the playoffs.
-- Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig; German Bundesliga) – 84 minutes in 3-0 win at Freiburg (March 6); 90 minutes in 2-0 win vs. Wolfsburg in DFB Pokal Cup (March 3)
-- Brenden Aaronson (Red Bull Salzburg, Austria Bundesliga) - 78 minutes and a GOAL and ASSIST in 4-1 win vs. St. Polten (March 6); 90 minutes and a GOAL in 4-0 win at Sturm Graz (March 3)
-- Paul Arriola (Swansea City, English Championship) - In 18, DNP in 2-1 win vs. Middlesbrough (March 6); In 18, DNP in 2-1 win at Stoke City (March 3)
-- Tyler Boyd (Sivasspor, Turkish Super Lig) – 89 minutes and a GOAL in 2-2 draw at Galatasaray (March 7); 89 minutes in a 1-1 draw vs. Hatayspor (March 3)
-- John Brooks (Wolfsburg; German Bundesliga) – 90 minutes in 2-1 loss at Hoffenheim (March 6); 90 minutes in 2-0 loss at RB Leipzig in DFB Pokal Cup (March 3)
-- Reggie Cannon (Boavista; Portuguese Primeira) – 90 minutes and an ASSIST in 3-0 win vs. Famalicao (March 6)
-- Johnny Cardoso (Internacional; Brazilian Serie A) – Vs. Sao Luiz (Monday, 6 p.m. ET); 90 minutes and a GOAL in 2-2 draw at Pelotas (March 5); 90 minutes in 1-0 win vs. Juventude (March 1)
-- Cameron Carter-Vickers (Bournemouth; English Championship) – 90 minutes in 1-1 draw at Preston North End (March 6); 90 minutes and a GOAL in 2-1 win at Bristol City (March 3)
-- Daryl Dike (Barnsley; English Championship) - 90 minutes and a GOAL in 1-0 win vs. Birmingham City (March 6); 56 minutes and a GOAL in 3-1 win at Queens Park Rangers (March 3)
-- Konrad de la Fuente (Barcelona; Spain La Liga/Segunda B) - 90 minutes and a GOAL in 4-2 win vs. Llagostera (March 7)
-- Luca de la Torre (Heracles; Eredivisie) 90 minutes and a GOAL in 2-1 win vs. PEC Zwolle (March 7)
-- Sergiño Dest (Barcelona; Spain La Liga) – 90 minutes in 2-0 win at Osasuna (March 6); 63 minutes in 3-0 win vs. Sevilla in Copa del Rey (March 3)
-- Nicholas Gioacchini (Caen; French Ligue 2) – 31 minutes as a substitute in 1-0 loss at Nancy (March 2)
-- Julian Green (Greuther Fürth; German Second Bundesliga) – Injured, DNP in 2-1 loss vs. Bochum (March 6)
-- Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge; Belgian Pro League) - Injured, DNP in 3-0 win vs. Zulte-Waregem (March 7); Injured, Injured, DNP in 1-0 loss at Standard Liege in Belgian Cup (March 4)
-- Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town; English Championship) – DNP in 1-1 draw vs. Cardiff City (March 5); 90 minutes in 1-1 draw vs. Birmingham City (March 2)
-- Matthew Hoppe (Schalke; German Bundesliga) - 61 minutes in 0-0 draw vs. Mainz 05 (March 5)
-- Aron Johannsson (Lech Poznan; Polish Ekstraklasa) - 73 minutes in 1-0 win at Pogon Szczecin (March 7); 90 minutes in 2-0 loss vs. Rakow Czestochowa in Polish Cup (March 2)
-- Weston McKennie (Juventus; Italian Serie A) – 20 minutes as a substitute in 3-1 win vs. Lazio (March 6); 61 minutes in 3-1 vs. Spezia (March 2)
-- Mark McKenzie (Genk; Belgian Pro League) - In 18, DNP in 2-0 win vs. Cercle Brugge (March 7); In 18, DNP in 4-1 win vs. Mechelen (March 4)
-- Matt Miazga (RSC Anderlecht; Belgian First Division A) - 90 minutes in 1-1 draw vs. Mechelen (March 7); 90 minutes in 1-0 win vs. Cercle Brugge (March 3)
-- Alfredo Morales (Fortuna Düsseldorf; German Second Bundesliga) – In 18, DNP in 3-1 win vs. Nuremberg (March 7)
-- Yunus Musah (Valencia; Spain La Liga) - 90 minutes in 2-1 win vs. Villarreal (March 5)
-- Owen Otasowie (Wolverhampton Wanderers; English Premier League) - Not in 18, DNP in 0-0 draw at Aston Villa (March 6); 1 minute as a substitute in 4-1 loss at Manchester City (March 2)
-- Erik Palmer-Brown (Austria Wien; Austria Bundesliga) – 90 minutes in 0-0 draw vs. Rapid Wien (March 7)
-- Christian Pulisic (Chelsea; English Premier League) – Vs. Everton (Monday, 1 p.m. ET); 24 minutes as a substitute in 1-0 win at Liverpool (March 4)
-- Tim Ream (Fulham; English Premier League) – In 18, DNP in 1-0 at Liverpool (March 7); In 18, DNP in 1-0 loss vs. Tottenham (March 4)
-- Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund; German Bundesliga) – Not in 18, DNP in 4-2 loss at Bayern Munich (March 6); In 18, DNP in 1-0 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach (March 2)
-- Bryan Reynolds (AS Roma, Italy Serie A) - In 18, DNP in 1-0 win vs. Genoa (March 7); Not in 18, DNP in 2-1 win at Fiorentina (March 3)
-- Chris Richards (Hoffenheim; German Bundesliga) – 90 minutes in 2-1 win vs. Wolfsburg (March 6)
-- Antonee Robinson (Fulham; English Premier League) – 7 minutes as a substitute in 1-0 win at Liverpool (March 7); 75 minutes in 1-0 loss vs. Tottenham (March 4)
-- Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen; German Bundesliga) – 86 minutes and a GOAL in 1-1 draw at Köln (March 7)
-- Zack Steffen (Manchester City; English Premier League) – In 18, DNP in 2-0 loss vs. Manchester United (March 7); In 18, DNP in 4-1 win vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (March 2)
-- Tim Weah (Lille; French Ligue 1) – 62 minutes in 3-0 win at Gazelec Ajaccio in Coupe de France (March 7); 75 minutes in 2-0 win vs. Olympique Marseille (March 3)
-- DeAndre Yedlin (Galatasaray; Turkish Super Lig) - In 18, DNP in 2-2 draw vs. Sivasspor (March 7); 45 minutes in a 2-1 loss at Ankaragucu (March 3)