At just 18-years-old, Josh Perez made his Serie A debut on Monday at one of the sport’s most famous stadiums.
The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team forward made his first senior appearance on Monday as Fiorentina took on Inter Milan at the San Siro. After being named to the bench last week, Perez entered in the 75th minute of Monday’s match in place of Spanish winger Christian Tello, making his first senior appearance.
Perez, who was on the U.S. U-17 World Cup team alongside the likes of Christian Pulisic, couldn’t help 10-man Fiorentina erase a one-goal deficit before Mauro Icardi fired a clinching goal in a 4-2 win.
The 18-year-old, who is the nephew of U.S. Men’s National Team veteran Hugo Perez, joined Fiorentina in February. Fiorentina returns to action on Sunday for a Serie A clash with Palermo.