US youth international Indiana Vassilev continued his progress with Aston Villa on Saturday, making his English Premier League debut as a substitute in the Villains’ 1-1 comeback draw at Brighton & Hove Albion.
Vassilev, 18, came off the bench to replace Mahmoud “Trezeguet” Hassan in a wide attacking role in the 67th minute and helped make space for Jack Grealish’s equalizer a few minutes later.
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According to NBC Sports, the Savannah, Georgia native got seven touches and completed three out of four passes in his cameo.
It’s another step forward for the Bulgarian-American talent, who made his first-team debuts in FA Cup and League Cup play earlier this month. He played for the US at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup and is currently in the US U-20s pool.