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.
💬 #Kohfeldt: "@joshsargent will probably train with the first team one or two times next week. It's been a positive start, but we will give him time to develop." #werder #svwtsg pic.twitter.com/n7nuwnd22U— SV Werder Bremen EN (@werderbremen_en) January 11, 2018
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).