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Sargent's struggles at Werder Bremen a major concern for USMNT


The striker has mustered just one shot on target since October, with his development having been severely hindered by his club's tactics and poor form

Every top striker is judged by the amount of goals he scores. So when the goals dry up, people really start to get concerned.

Josh Sargent has scored just three times for Werder Bremen this season, and just once since October. His most recent goal came on March 7 in a 2-2 draw with Hertha Berlin with what has been his only shot on target in Bundesliga play since October 26 – a stretch of 13 matches.

For the U.S. men's national team, those are worrying numbers. The striker position is perhaps the one place on the field that coach Gregg Berhalter cannot count on an abundance of young up-and-comers.

Jozy Altidore, at age 30, is still more than ready for another World Cup cycle but, given his injury history, the U.S. needs a new No.9. Sargent has been earmarked for that role for some years now.

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