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Sargent scores in second straight German Cup win


Josh Sargent made sure to deliver for Werder Bremen on Wednesday in German Cup play, scoring his second goal in as many appearances in this season’s competition.

Sargent helped the Bundesliga side to a 3-0 road win over 2. Bundesliga hosts Hannover by scoring the second goal in a Round of 32 match. The U.S. Men’s National Team striker bagged his third goal in all competitions this season and also was named Man of the Match for his 87-minute performance.

Bremen raced out to a two-goal first half lead with Sargent getting the second goal, two minutes after Theodor Gebre Selassie broke the deadlock from HDI-Arena. Sargent was played in towards goal before hitting a low shot past Michael Ratajczak into the bottom-right corner.

Not only did Sargent find the back of the net, but he did well leading the offensive line for Bremen. He recorded two shots on goal, completed 80% of his passes, and completed two tackles from the No. 9 position.

The 20-year-old has found it tough to score consistently in the Bundesliga so far this season, but his good run of form in the DFB Pokal has Bremen into the Round of 16, which is set to kick off in February.

Sargent and his Bremen teammates will now enter the winter break before returning to Bundesliga play on January 2nd against Union Berlin.


  1. Bremen is soooo bad it’s hard to determine if Sargent is progressing or not. Really wish he’d been allowed to play in the November Friendlies, then we’d have seen him with at least some quality players around him and seen what level he’s truly at.
    At this point I guess we’ll have to continue to wait until March to see if having Pulisic, Reyna, Musah, & McKennie feeding him will make a difference.

    • I’ve followed Werder Bremen ever since Sargent made his Bundesliga debut for Bremen in December, 2018. Sargent has definitely progressed starting and playing regularly in 2020. Besides his goal, Sargent was indirectly involved in Bremen’s first goal having tied up two Hannover defenders going for the header to free up Bremen’s right back to score.

      On November 22, Sargent played well against the Bundesliga superpower and reigning Champions League champs, Bayern Munich. Sargent beat Javi Martínez to the baseline and fed his teammate for Bremen’s goal.

    • Usually a sponsorship thing, I think Budweiser use to do it for USMNT like maybe during a GC or perhaps it was during a WC. Maybe it was during the Copa America?

  2. Werder Bremen desperately need a creative midfielder or two. Josh Sargent has been starved of services almost every Bundedliga game and will definitely be able to double his goal productions if Bremen can buy a couple quality midfielders.


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