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USMNT forward Sargent returns, scores brace in Werder Bremen friendly (video)

USMNT forward Josh Sargent scores brace

12 January 2020, Bremen: Football: Test match, Werder Bremen - Hannover 96, Weser Stadium, 11th place Werders Johannes Eggestein congratulates Josh Sargent (r) to 1:1. Photo: Carmen Jaspersen/dpa (Photo by Carmen Jaspersen/picture alliance via Getty Images)

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Josh Sargent returned for Werder Bremen on Sunday, and any lingering effects of the injury that cost him a month on the sidelines were not apparent.

Bremen met Hannover 96 for a friendly in order to warm up for next week’s Bundesliga restart.

The 19-year-old American scored twice in 45 minutes before departing at halftime.

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The first goal was a swell volley of a tricky first touch, the second a powered header off a cross.

Sargent missed four league matches with a groin injury, and Bremen lost them all by a combined score of 13-1.

He has two goals and two assists in 553 Bundesliga minutes this season, counting six starts amongst his 11 league appearances.

The center forward has been capped 12 times by the United States men’s national team, scoring five goals.