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United States forward Christian Pulisic, an 18-year-old from Hershey, Pennsylvania, is taking the soccer world by storm.
He might have been born in the United States, but he looks different from any other US soccer player in history, for he has the chance to be the best American soccer player of all time. That is no joke.
Despite being brought up in the US, Pulisic knew he could be special from a very young age and moved overseas, to Germany, at the age of 15 to play soccer. Obviously, this move was the right one as Pulisic is reaping major benefits just a few years later.
In 2015, Pulisic joined the Bundesliga’s powerhouse Borussia Dortmund’s youth team. It took just 15 games, 10 goals and 8 assists, before the 17-year-old was called up to be a member of the Borussia Dortmund first team.
Once he joined the first team, Pulisic got limited playing time with a few starts here and there. On April 17, Pulisic scored his first goal in a 3-0 win over Hamburger SV. The goal made him the youngest foreigner to score in the Bundesliga and the fourth youngest player of all time to score in the league.
Five days later, Pulisic slotted the ball into the back of the net for his second career goal to become the youngest player in league history to score two goals.
Now, Pulisic is a common fixture in the starting 11 for Dortmund and has exploded onto the scene in the UEFA cup. In the round of 16, against Benfica, he scored his first UEFA goal and an assist.
The next time Pulisic takes the field in the Champions league is April 11 vs. Monaco.
United States Men’s National Team
Not only is the young US star getting great experience in Europe, he is playing incredibly well on some of the biggest stages for one of the premier teams in the world.
His play in Europe has easily translated to the United States. Pulisic has made a huge impact for the US with three goals and five assists in the past seven games.
Pulisic’s display of brilliance has really been on display in the past two World Cup Qualifiers for the US. He has had one goal and three assists in the last two games with some incredible highlights (below).
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