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Sargent hoping to improve after first Bundesliga goals


Not many players are able to make an impact in their first competitive appearances for a club. Josh Sargent looks to be setting the new standard after a pair of goals in his first three Bundesliga appearances.

Despite not making his first start yet, the Werder Bremen forward is showing positive signs in the Bundesliga as he’s been a game changer off the bench.

Even after winning his first cap with the U.S. Men’s National Team last February, Sargent had to produce with Bremen’s U-19 side before given the opportunity with the senior squad.

But after a winter break which saw him score for Bremen in their latest friendly on Sunday, Sargent is ready to continue pushing forward with the Bundesliga side.

“My goal? I hope to be in the squad every week, every match day,” Sargent said. And I hope to score more goals. The coach made it very clear that it’s not 100 percent whether I’ll be in the squad every week.”

“I know that I just have to keep working my hardest and try to prove to him that I can be in the squad. I am still at the beginning of my career. I still have a long way to go.”

Sargent has been able to gain valuable experience from veteran players such as Claudio Pizarro, Max Kruse, and Davy Klaassen.

Even after scoring his first goal, Sargent has remained committed to the goals of the team and hasn’t paid attention too much to social media. For Bremen’s sake, they will hope the young forward can continue coming up with the goods as they return to league action this weekend.

“To be honest, I don’t pay much attention to all the media stuff,” he said. “I just focus on my game and what I can do to help improve the team.”


  1. IMO, Sargent is the future for the NATS. Not Wood, not Jozy, certainly not Zardes. If GB doesnt push him to that role in friendlies coming up (not camp cupcake) then its strike 2 for him as far as Im concerned.

    I fully expect us to go 0-2 in cupcake friendlies. We have a bunch after that and I really want to see GBs ‘A’ team assembled and see what that looks like. It should include Sargent, Pulasic and other YOUNG players over Bradley, Jozy, Wood and others that have been dressed too long

    • Well, that sounds good but those other YOUNG options need to be playing regularly. We need to slowly get away from the call-ups without merit, it’s time to dog our heels in and see what our best unit is with GC, Nations League and other competitive events coming up. Like it or not veteran players from the last cycle will be apart of the team in the forseeable future and we need to be okay with that intil other younger options gain valuable experience at club first

      • LOL right, I was thinking the same thing! People aren’t even willing to give GB a chance before the pessimism kicks into high gear smfh

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