Sergino Dest, one of the young up-and-comers for the US men's national team, had himself a day in the Eredivise, earning Man of the Match honors for Ajax in the Dutch side's 1-0 victory over PSV Eindhoven.
It was perhaps Dest's best match as a professional, and it came with some eye-popping numbers to confirm that notion.
Dest logged 86 touches and completed 85 percent of his passes, while also recording three tackles and two interceptions from his fullback spot.
Sergino Dest vs PSV— Brian Sciaretta (@BrianSciaretta) February 2, 2020
1 shot or target
2 key passes
86 touches (a lot for a FB)
85.2% pass completion
1 successful dribble
Somehow denied a penalty via VAR
Solid game for the #USMNT fullback
That's a welcome sight for fans of the USMNT, who are hoping that Dest can emerge as a key cog in the Yanks' future as they begin 2022 World Cup Qualifying later this year.
The 19-year-old announced he would continue to represent the US on the international level back in October, despite dual-national eligibility that would have allowed him to represent the Dutch.