Player: christian pulisic
birth place: Hershey, Pennsylvania
Club: Chelsea FC
Team Role: Star
USMNT Caps: 51
The headliner of the USMNT, Pulisic is also the team’s most dangerous attacking player when it comes to his match-winning best. The shifty winger, who can unbalance even the strongest of defenses with his one-on-one dribbling, broke into the senior team at German talent mill Borussia Dortmund almost seven years ago at the age of 16 and hasn’t looked back.
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Pulisic moved to current club Chelsea in 2019 in a $73 million transfer, and in 2021 he will become the first American man to play in and win the UEFA Champions League. A few days later, he buried the winning penalty kick for the US over blood rivals Mexico in the CONCACAF Nations League Final. He also scored a back-breaking second goal in a 2–0 “Dos a Cerro” win against El Tri in 2022 World Cup qualifying.
Pulisic has struggled to play for Chelsea this season under both former manager Thomas Tuchel and current boss Graham Potter. So he has a lot to prove in his first World Cup and will be looking to play a major role for the Americans in Qatar – at least against an England team that includes many of his club teammates.
Doug McIntyre is a football writer for Fox Sports. Prior to joining Fox Sports in 2021, he was a staff writer with ESPN and Yahoo Sports and has covered the United States men’s and women’s national teams at multiple FIFA World Cups. Follow him on Twitter @by Doug McIntyre,
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