Sargent scores on first ever Bundesliga touch, 89 seconds into debut — ASN

United States teenager Sargent scores with first Bundesliga touch

United States teenager Sargent scores with first Bundesliga touch

Making his debut in the Bundesliga with Werder Bremen, Sargent, the US men's national team's 18-year-old forward, scored seconds after coming off the bench with his first touch to pad the club's lead vs. Fortuna Dusseldorf on Friday.

The St. Louis native came into the game for Werder Bremen in the 76th minute with a 2-1 lead on Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Sargent, who joined Bremen last winter, scored after Davy Klaassen sent a pass into the penalty area from 30 yards that was toe-poked by Martin Harnik.

And within two minutes Sargent was celebrating a dream Bundesliga debut after sealing all three points for his side.

With the goal, Sargent became the first player in the USA men's national team modern era (1990-present) to score in both his global and professional league debuts.

Sargent's strike proved to be the final bit of goal-mouth action in the second half as Bremen held on for the 3-1 victory to end a run of four winless matches. The goal was not challenging but Sargent will remember it forever.

After the match, Sargent took it in stride, posting on Twitter "Beginner's luck". He has seven goals in 12 games this season for Werder Bremen II in the fourth tier.

Despite not receiving his first professional minutes at the club level until this match, Sargent has already become a full United States senior global. He has two goals in six global appearances, also scoring against Peru in October. Along with that, it will give him worlds of confidence as he competes for more minutes.

Sargent, who made his United States debut in May, will look to follow in the footsteps of worldwide team-mate Christian Pulisic, who has helped Borussia Dortmund top the Bundesliga table.

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