Sargent with Werder Bremen in 2019
|Full name||Joshua Thomas Sargent|
|Date of birth||February 20, 2000|
|Place of birth||O'Fallon, Missouri, United States|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|2013-2016||St. Louis Scott Gallagher|
|2018-||Werder Bremen II||12||(7)|
|2015-2017||United States U17||44||(25)|
|2017||United States U20||5||(4)|
|2019-||United States U23||2||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 02:27, 17 February 2020 (UTC)|
? National team caps and goals correct as of November 19, 2019
Joshua Thomas Sargent (born February 20, 2000) is an American soccer player who plays as a forward for Werder Bremen of the Bundesliga and for the United States national soccer team. In May 2017 at the age of 17, he became the youngest U.S. player to score at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Sargent was born in O'Fallon, Missouri, to Jeff and Liane Sargent, both of whom played college-level soccer. Josh joined the Scott Gallagher Soccer Club at 8 years old. He attended St. Dominic for part of his high school years, before moving to Florida to join the U.S. residency program. He was ranked as the No. 2 high school soccer player in the country.
Sargent played for Scott Gallagher Missouri, a U.S. Soccer Development Academy Club from St. Louis, Missouri. After his impressive performance at the 2016 Nike International Friendlies, he spent two weeks training with Sporting Kansas City in the summer of 2016 and the MLS club acquired the player's acquisition rights, as St. Louis is in Sporting Kansas City's homegrown player territory. In October of the same year, Sargent spent a week-long training spell with Dutch club PSV Eindhoven. In January 2017, after being called for the United States U20 team, he trained with German club FC Schalke 04.
On September 20, 2017, Werder Bremen announced that Sargent would join the club on January 1, 2018 and then sign a professional contract on his 18th birthday, per FIFA rules. He played with the club's under-23 squad in a friendly match and signed his contract on February 20, 2018, making him eligible to join the first team for the 2018-19 season.
On December 7, 2018, Sargent made his debut for the Werder Bremen first team coming on as a substitute in the 76th minute in a match against Fortuna Düsseldorf. He scored with his first touch of the match in the 78th minute, the fastest goal by a debutant in club history.
In February 2019, Sargent agreed to a "long-term" contract extension with the club.
Sargent first appeared in a United States U14 camp in 2013. In the same year, he was called for the United States U15.
In 2015, he joined the U-17 MNT Residency Program in Bradenton, Florida. He was a key part of the team that won the 2016 Nike International Friendlies, scoring four goals and notching two assists in three matches. On April 17, 2017 Sargent was included by the coach John Hackworth in the 20-man squad chosen to represent United States at the 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship. He scored five goals in the tournament, including two goals in a victory over Mexico. He led the United States as they reached the final, and qualified for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Only two days later, Sargent was surprisingly included by coach Tab Ramos in the 21-man squad called to represent United States at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. On May 22, the Americans debuted in the tournament against Ecuador. Sargent started the match, scored two goals, helping his team to tie the match and becoming the youngest American player to ever score in a U20 World Cup. Sargent is the second U.S. player (after Freddy Adu) to play in the U-17 and U-20 World Cups in the same year. On June 1, 2017, after scoring against New Zealand, Sargent joined Jozy Altidore, Eddie Johnson and Taylor Twellman, becoming one of the U.S.'s all-time goalscorers at the U-20 World Cup.
On November 7, 2017 Sargent received his first senior call up for a friendly against Portugal. He thus became, the only American player to ever appear in a U-17, U-20 and MNT camp during the same calendar year. On May 28, 2018, Sargent earned his first cap for the senior team for a friendly against Bolivia and scored his first international goal. He became the fourth-youngest player to score for the United States, until Timothy Weah (aged two days younger than Sargent) scored his first goal minutes later.
|Werder Bremen II||2018-19||Regionalliga Nord||12||7||--||--||--||12||7|
|1.||May 28, 2018||Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, United States||1||Bolivia||2-0||3-0||Friendly|
|2.||October 16, 2018||Pratt & Whitney Stadium, East Hartford, United States||5||Peru||1-0||1-1|
|3.||October 11, 2019||Audi Field, Washington, D.C., United States||10||Cuba||6-0||7-0||2019-20 CONCACAF Nations League A|
|4.||November 19, 2019||Truman Bodden Sports Complex, George Town, Cayman Islands||12||Cuba||1-0||4-0|
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