Jordan Pefok, warming up prior to a USMNT WCQ in September, has 18 goals across all competitions for Young Boys this season. (© George Walker IV / The Tennessean via Imagn Content Services, LLC)

By Michael Lewis


Jordan Pefok certainly didn’t hurt himself in making a point to rejoin the U.S. men’s national team.

On Sunday, he scored on either side of halftime to help Young Boys to a 3-3 draw at St. Gallen in the Swiss Super League on Sunday.

After the visitors grabbed the lead in the 25th minute, the U.S. international forward doubled their advantage in the 44th minute. Christian Fassnacht, who tallied the opening goal, headed the ball to an onrushing Pefok, who slotted it home from six yards.

In the 50th minute, Fassnacht initiated the second score as he helped take the ball away from a St. Gallen at midfield. He then sent a pass from the left side to Pefok, who headed it in from 12 yards as Young Boys enjoyed a three-goal margin.

However, the team could not hold onto the lead as Kwadwo Duah’s second goal of the game lifted St. Gallen into a deadlock two minutes into stoppage time.

Pefok, who was subbed out in the 89th minute, has 13 goals in 19 league appearance this season. Across all competitions for the Swiss side, the 25-year-old Pefok has 18 goals in 31 matches.

He hasn’t played for the USMNT since the 1-1 home draw vs. Canada on Sept. 6. If Pefok keeps up his pace, it will be interesting to see if U.S. head coach Gregg Berhalter calls in the striker for the March WCQ window. The team’s No. 9 position has fallen short in filling the net during the qualifying run.

Young Boys (10-4-6, 36 points) is in third place, trailing second-place FC Basel (9-1-10, 37) by a point.