Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

WATCH: USMNT’s Sargent helps Bremen take lead at Bayern

Josh Sargent

MUNICH, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 21: Josh Windass of Sheffield Wednesday fouls Joe Rafferty of Preston North End, leading to Josh Windass of Sheffield Wednesday being awarded a red card during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Sheffield Wednesday at Deepdale on November 21, 2020 in Preston, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Lukas Barth-Tuttas - Pool/Getty Images)

Lukas Barth-Tuttas - Pool/Getty

Josh Sargent didn’t get rusty while away from the United States men’s national team.

The Werder Bremen forward has assisted a Maximilian Eggestein goal Saturday to give his side a halftime lead over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.

[ MORE: Golden Boy winner named ]

Bayern trailing at home doesn’t happen too often, but manager Hansi Flick had warned against overlooking Bremen due to most of the visitors’ players not taking part in international play last week.

That’s not on account of a lack of quality, rather than quarantine laws in Bremen. The Bundesliga club did not allow Sargent and many others to head out on break as they wouldn’t be available to play Saturday.

It’s worked out on the scoreboard so far, as the 20-year-old turned Javi Martinez in an unforgiving fashion before driving into the box and finding Eggestein.

Sargent now has eight goals and eight assists in 53 senior appearances for Bremen.

The American was also denied a goal as part of an incredible Manuel Neuer double stop but Bayern had seven of the half’s 10 shots.

Follow @NicholasMendola