VIDEO: US Wonderkid Josh Sargent Makes His Premier League Debut for Norwich City vs Liverpool

Published 08/15/2021, 5:51 AM EDT
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The Men’s US soccer team is enjoying the best spell in recent years. Players like Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie, Gio Reyna are some of the prime prospects who are shining at different clubs around the world. Likewise, Norwich City has signed the US forward, Josh Sargent, who made his Premier League debut against Liverpool. Even though the Canaries lost the match, Norwich manager Daniel Farke has got his hands on a fine young talent.

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Sargent arrived in England after spending three years in Germany with Werder Bremen.

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Josh Sargent makes his Premier League debut

The 21-year-old American forward is one of the best talents to come out of the US talent factory. With 77 minutes on the clock, Sargent made his debut to a raucous ovation from the home supporters. Mohamed Salah assisted twice and scored a goal to give a convincing victory for Liverpool. Although Norwich lost the match, fans in attendance were happy to see the young man coming on the pitch.

Sargent is a highly rated footballer coming from the US. During the Fifa Under-20 World Cup in May 2017, he made history by becoming the youngest player to score a goal in the tournament. He was 17 back then. Now, the striker made his dream debut in the Premier League while hoping to shine in one of the most demanding leagues in the world.

In the meantime, Farke may integrate him slowly into the team because of the frantic pace in England. Adaptation might take some time. But work rate has not been an issue as he could pick up his game in weeks.

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Americans are taking over the football scene

The FIFA World Cup in Qatar provides an exciting platform for US players due to their improvement in performances. Gone are those days when US football was struggling, as these young guns are on a mission to bring glory to America. The MLS league is thriving under new ownership and good management as players are developing into potential world-beaters.

Significantly, Christian Pulisic, who is just 22 years old, is one of America’s best players. Despite the slump in form during the last season, Pulisic scored a goal against Chelsea’s match against Crystal Palace yesterday. He won the Champions League last season as the young guns of Chelsea produced an incredible counter-attacking performance in the final, against Manchester City.

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Likewise, Weston McKennie is developing into a powerhouse who is now a first-team starter for Juventus. But Josh Sargent is a charismatic talent as well. Possessing intelligent finishing and a subtle first touch, his off-the-ball movement allowed him to score many goals during his time in Germany. Signing Josh is important as a potential global superstar arrives at Carrow Road.

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Not predominantly a footballing nation, the US men’s national team are ones to watch out for in the Qatar World Cup. Possessing intelligent players in almost all positions, football fans expect them to shine in Qatar.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

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