Fiorentina hands Serie A debut to American winger Perez

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There was a lot about Monday’s match between Fiorentina and Inter Milan that the visitors will find forgettable.

Fiorentina fell 4-2 in Serie A play, as Inter climbed above them into eighth place on the table.

But American fans will be pleased to note that another youngster has broken into the First Team.

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United States U-17 winger Josh Perez, 18, made his Serie A debut on Monday, playing the final quarter hour against Inter Milan. The diminutive California native is the nephew of 73-times capped USMNT midfielder Hugo Perez.

Josh Perez posted four goals and two assists in 7 matches for Fiorentina youth side, Fiorentina Primavera, making the bench on Nov. 20 for Fiorentina’s match with Empoli.

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