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CHRISTIAN PULISIC
Germany Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga)
#22 | Midfielder
Birth Date
Birth Place
Height/Weight
US Caps/Goals
September 18, 1998 (Age: 18)
Easton, Pennsylvania
5' 8", 140 lbs (1.73 m, 64 kg)
11/3
Club Career

The son of two former soccer players, the Hershey, Pennsylvania-born Pulisic would sign with Borussia Dortmund in February 2015 and be assigned the Under-17 team and quickly make the move to the Under 19s a few months later. After impressing at the youth level, in which he scored 10 goals, he would be called to join the first team over the winter break.

Pulisic made his Bundesliga debut on January 30, 2016 in a 2-0 win over Ingolstadt as he came on as a substitute in the second half. He would go on to make his European debut in the UEFA Europa League on February 18, 2016 in a substitute appearance in the 2-0 win over FC Porto.

On February 21, 2016 Pulisic earned his first start in the Bundesliga in a game against Bayer Leverkusen. His next start would not come until April 10, 2016 as he played in his first Revierderby against Schalke 04.

Continuing to grow in confidence with each game, Pulisic would go on to score his first senior goal for Dortmund in their 3-0 win over Hamburg on April 17, 2016, making him the fourth-youngest player to score in the Bundesliga. He made history days later on April 23 when he scored against VfB Stuttgart to make him the youngest player to score two goal in Germany's top league.

Already a fixture in the Dortmund team, Pulisic would make his debut in the UEFA Champions League on September 14, 2016 in the 6-0 annihilation of Legia Warsaw. This also made him the youngest ever starter for Dortmund in the competition.

Pulisic's rise would continue as he was the hero for Dortmund on October 22, 2016 when he came on as a substitute to notch an assist and score the equalizer in the team's 3-3 tie against Ingolstadt.

International Career

Pulisc has represented the United States at the Under-15 and Under-17 levels.

However, his startling progress earned him a move up to the senior team when he was called up on March 27, 2016 for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Guatemala. He would go on to make his debut in the 4-0 win in a substitute appearance. This made him the youngest American to play in a World Cup qualifier.

Pulisic would be included in the roster for the 2016 Copa American Centenario. Prior to the start of the tournament, he would score his first goal for the senior team in their 4-0 win over Bolivia.

On September 2, 2016, Pulisic scored two goals and notched an assist in the 6-0 win over Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in a World Cup qualifier. This not only made him the youngest person to score in a World Cup qualifier for the United States, but also the youngest American to score two goals in a game for the team.

Pulisic would go on to make his first start for the US in their World Cup qualifier against Trinidad and Tobago.

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