USA youth international Josh Sargent is making waves at Werder Bremen - and he hasn't even turned pro yet! - © imago
USA youth international Josh Sargent is making waves at Werder Bremen - and he hasn't even turned pro yet! - © imago
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USA prodigy Josh Sargent to train with Werder Bremen first team

USA striker Josh Sargent will be given the opportunity to train with the Werder Bremen first team as early as next week, head coach Florian Kohfeldt has revealed.

Seventeen-year-old Sargent officially moved to Bremen at the start of the year and made his debut in a recent Under-23s' friendly match against Dynamo Dresden, setting up a consolation goal for Niklas Schmidt in a narrow 2-1 defeat.

Sargent, the reigning U.S. Young Soccer Player of the Year, who scored 19 goals for USA youth teams in 2017 and finished as the joint second-top goalscorer at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea last summer, will sign professional terms with Bremen when he turns 18 on 20 February.

The Missouri-born talent is the 51st American national to play for a Bundesliga club, following in the footsteps of U.S. contemporaries such as Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund) and Weston McKennie (Schalke).

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