Sergino Dest is making waves at Ajax this preseason, and the U.S. Men’s National Team defender could be in line to see significant minutes with the reigning Dutch champions moving forward.
During Monday’s club friendly against Greek outfit Panathinaikos, Dest helped set up Ajax’s lone goal, stealing the ball on the far end line and laying the ball off to Donny van de Beek for a tidy finish.
Sergino Dest assist on the Ajax first goal!
— USMNT Only (@usmntonly) July 22, 2019
Dest, 18, has carried over his form from the FIFA Under-20 World Cup, where he and the United States fell to Ecuador in the quarterfinals. During the tournament, Dest made four appearances for Tab Ramos’ side.
The Dutch-American outside back previously represented the U.S. Under-17 national team at the 2017 World Cup in India, where that squad was also defeated in the final eight.
This highlight shows he’s on the left-side, and he used athleticism with a lil’ studder step to get the defender to fall, before he got his head up to make the pass!! Nice!! I don’t believe a right-foot dominant player is good a crossing with the left, specific to the LB position, but Dest cross in last weeks match was pretty special!! Versatility might be his best attribute!!