Josh Sargent, who won the Silver Boot with four goals at the Under-20 World Cup and then scored three more goals at the Under-17 World Cup, was named the 2017 U.S. Soccer Young Male Player of
Sargent tied Freddy Adu's U.S. record of seven all-time goals in
men's youth world championships. He also recorded five goals and two assists while captaining the USA to second place at the 2017 Concacaf U-17 Championship.
Sargent, who earned his first
call-up to the U.S. men's national team for the November friendly against Portugal, will turn pro with German Bundesliga club Werder Bremen when he turns 18 in February.
Voting. Sargent received 55 percent of the vote to finish ahead of U.S. U-20 teammates Tyler Adams (25 percent) and Erik
Palmer-Brown (8 percent).
U.S. Soccer Young Male Player of the Year 1998 Josh Wolff 1999 Ben Olsen 2000 Landon
Donovan 2001 DaMarcus Beasley 2002 Bobby Convey 2003 Freddy Adu 2004 Eddie Johnson 2005 Benny Feilhaber 2006 Jozy Altidore 2007 Michael Bradley 2008
Sacha Kljestan 2009 Luis Gil 2010 Gale Agbossoumonde 2011 Brek Shea 2012 Rubio Rubin 2013 Wil Trapp 2014 DeAndre Yedlin 2015 Matt Miazga 2016 Christian
Pulisic 2017 Josh Sargent