Yanks Abroad: Josh Sargent will remain at Bremen and skip September camps

Josh Sargent scored his fourth goal in six games for Werder Bremen's U-23 team in a 1-1 tie with Weiche Flensburg in the fourth-level Regionalliga on Wednesday, impressing first-team coach Florian Kohfeldt, who will use him in friendlies against Dutch club Emmen and German club Meppen during the September FIFA window.

That means the 18-year-old Sargent, who has three caps for the USA, won't join the senior national team for friendlies against Brazil and Mexico or attend the U-20 national team camp in Florida.

“I thought that Josh played very well yesterday,” Kohfeldt said on Thursday. “Josh will definitely get his chances to play with us in the friendly games next week.”

Young players are often brought in during the FIFA windows to fill out squads missing players absent on senior national team duty. German clubs also bring in players during winter camps held in January.
5 comments about "Yanks Abroad: Josh Sargent will remain at Bremen and skip September camps".
  1. Wooden Ships, August 30, 2018 at 10:17 p.m.

    Might as well stay, without a going forward manager, what’s to gain.

  2. frank schoon replied, August 31, 2018 at 10:16 a.m.

    This is one of the problems and one of the effects when you don't  have MNT coach...It is rediculous the situation were in. We're currently on a rudderless ship....

  3. Wooden Ships replied, August 31, 2018 at 7:18 p.m.

    Frank, I think Bob addressed this from jump. Creating a GM position, that has to have a committee endorsement, before decisions are made is ineffectual. I believe Earnie has a good footballing mind, just hopeful this wait is worth it. I hate to say this but, for the type of manager I’d like, I’m afraid he/they don’t want the hassle of working for the USSF. 

  4. frank schoon replied, August 31, 2018 at 9:57 p.m.

    Ships, I can’t agree with you more.  We’re to invested into designing a car via a committee..

  5. Bob Ashpole, September 1, 2018 at 4:22 p.m.

    Without a new coach, there is no preparation. We always have to look at the players circumstances, but generally speaking any young player with a club is better off training and playing with his club or, if not, then working towards a spot with the first team. 

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