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Pefok reaches 20 goals, scores for 3rd straight game

February 20, 2022 GMT

American Jordan Pefok reached 20 goals in a season for the first time, scoring for the third straight game to help Young Boys draw 2-2 at Grasshoppers on Sunday in the Swiss Super League.

Pefok converted a penalty kick in the 53rd minute to put Young Boys ahead 1-0.

A 25-year-old forward, Pefok has 15 goals in 21 league matches this season. He has played 34 club games overall. His previous high of 18 goals was set with Reims in the French second tier in 2017-18.

Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in France, Pefok made his U.S. debut last March 25 and has one goal in eight international appearances, scoring against Honduras in the CONCACAF Nations League semifinal in June. He was on the roster for September World Cup qualifiers but was not picked for October, November or January matches.

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