USMNT abroad: Sargent scores his first Bundesliga goal of the season

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Werder Bremen forward Josh Sargent scored his first Bundesliga goal

Josh Sargent opened his goal account in the 2020/21 Bundesliga campaign on Saturday. The Werder Bremen striker scored his club’s lone goal in a 1-1 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt. Sargent had scored in the DFB-Pokal in September for Bremen but had not found the back of the net since then.

The goal comes ahead of the upcoming friendly match for the United States Men’s National Team on November 12th against Wales. Sargent’s goal will certainly help his chances of being the starting striker that Gregg Berhalter selects for the match. The 20-year-old has five goals in 12 career USMNT appearances.

Weston McKennie registers first Serie A assist

It was the first career Serie A assist for Weston McKennie on Sunday against Spezia Calcio. The USMNT midfielder set up Alvaro Morata to score the first goal of the match as Juventus went on to win 4-1. McKennie made his first Serie A appearances since his absence due to testing positive for the Coronavirus.

McKennie wasn’t the only U.S. player dishing out assists over the weekend. Richard Ledezma picked up an assist for PSV Eindhoven in his first-ever appearance for the Dutch club’s first team. He set up Ryan Thomas’s goal that made it a 3-0 advantage for PSV. The final score was 4-0 as PSV won comfortably against ADO Den Haag.

Sabbi and Green score

Emmanuel Sabbi registered his third goal of the season for Odense in Denmark’s top flight. Sabbi scored the match-winner against AC Horsens on Sunday. In Germany, Julian Green found the back of the net for Greuther Furth in 2.Bundesliga action. The 25-year-old scored his club’s first goal of the match en route to a 4-1 victory over Hannover 96.

Other notable performances

Sergino Dest entered as a second-half substitute in Barcelona’s 1-1 draw with Alaves. He registered two shots, one of which was on target.

In the Bundesliga, John Brooks started for Wolfsburg and played all 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Hertha Berlin. Giovanni Reyna made a brief appearance for Borussia Dortmund as he entered in the 75th minute. In the 2-0 victory for Dortmund, Reyna completed 90% of his passes and had one shot-creating action.

Aron Johannsson played all 90 minutes in Hammarby’s 1-1 draw with Hacken. He recorded one shot in the Allsvenskan match. Elsewhere in Sweden, Romain Gall picked up an assist for Orebro in their 1-0 victory over Goteborg.

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Matt Miazga started for Anderlecht and registered two tackles won and one interception in a 1-0 victory over Antwerp. Fellow USMNT defender Erik Palmer-Brown played all 90 minutes for Austria Wien in a 2-1 defeat to Hartberg.