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The young American striker, Ricardo Pepi made history this Saturday in his European debut with Augsburg against Hoffenheim, managing to inscribe his name in the short but select list of players from the United States who have debuted in the Bundesliga with 19 years of age or less.
Pepi entered the 60th minute of the match to play just over half an hour in which showed his versatility, qualities to associate with his teammates and ability to face the goal, so much so that he managed to get a shot that went wide.
Since entering the field, The former Dallas FC player, joined by Gio Reyna, Joe Scally, Weston Mckennie, Josh Sargent, Sebastián Soto and Christian Pulisic, as the youngest Americans to make their debut in the top division of German soccer.
It should be noted that the player born in Texas, was bought by Augsburg who paid the sum of $ 20 million dollars to Dallas FC, to become the most expensive American to ever come out of MLS and second the most expensive signing in the league after Alphonso Davies who left for Bayern Munich.
Although Pepi’s debut had a special ingredient since he did it in front of a compatriot like Chris Richards from Hoffenheim, it was not at all dreamed of considering that his team carried the defeat 3-1.
The attacker has reached a team like Augsburg, which is in 16th places in the Bundesliga standings and has the important mission of starting to score goals that lead him to achieve victories necessary that they do maintain the category.
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