Only 19, South Carolinian Jonathan Amon is making a strong case for being called up for the U.S. national team's matches against Brazil and Mexico in September.
In the space of
four days, the winger scored for Denmark's FC Nordsjaelland in the Europe League and domestic Superliga.
The Europe League goal was a late tap-in with Nordsjaelland's series against
Serbia'a Partizan already out of reach -- 3-2 loss on the night, 5-3 aggregate defeat -- but his second goal, an individual effort from just inside the halfway line, in stoppage time capped a 2-0 win
over Vejle on Sunday.
Nordsjaelland has one of the youngest teams
in Europe -- the average age of its starting lineup in its previous league match was 20 -- and Amon is considered one its brightest young stars.
In July, he signed a new contract that
will run through the 2021-22 season. He made 10 appearances and scored two goals last season but his playing time was limited by a bone stress injury.