Josh Sargent scored two minutes into his first friendly for Werder Bremen. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

Josh Sargent could not have gotten off to a better start for Werder Bremen in its 5-0 victory over OSC Bremerhaven Tuesday.

The U.S. international striker tallied two minutes into the 45-minute match, his first senior club goal since signing a contract in February.

Werder Bremen head coach Florian Kohfeldt certainly liked what he had seen.

“I have other priorities in the transfer market, and with Johannes Eggestein and Josh Sargent we have two forwards that are ready to kick on,” he said recently.

Sargent, who played for the Bremen Under-23 side before turning 18, also scored on his international debut for the United States in a 3-0 victory over Bolivia in May. He later came on as a substitute against the Republic of Ireland and 2018 FIFA World Cup finalists France.

Next up for the the 2017 U.S. Soccer Young Player of the year and Bremen is a friendly against Duisburg July 15.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at