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Pulisic continues to dazzle for US Soccer

At just 18-years-old, Christian Pulisic now has five goals for the US men’s national team.

While the US men’s national team’s friendly against Venezuela could have been the night Clint Dempsey tied Landon Donovan’s international goal record, it proved to be another night where Christian Pulisic showcased himself as the future of US Soccer.

The 18-year-old who plays his club ball in Germany at Borussia Dortmund now has five international goals in 14 appearances since being called up to the open team last year.

The Yanks fell behind in the first half when Fabian Johnson lost his man in the midfield, but in the second half Pulisic took the ball in the middle of the field, sidestepped his marking defender and blasted a left-footed shot into the goal.

Again, he is only 18-years-old but showed great patience, poise, and skill at that moment all at the same time. And it has been something he has displayed before in his run with the Red, White, and Blue.

Team USA was unable to get a second goal in a somewhat forgettable exhibition against an opponent they should have beaten; an opponent the Yanks ranked 25 spots ahead heading into the game. Especially considering Bruce Arena has the full roster that he felt to be his A-Squad together, the 1-1 draw was disappointing.

Along with Pulisic up on the attack, Arena had rising striker Bobby Wood and veteran Clint Dempsey. In the midfield, Johnson was finally playing in his natural position, and the promising Darlington Nagbe was adding to the attack. And on the back line, DeAndre Yedlin was in place with who should continue being the team’s starting four. Tim Howard also had a marvelous game, but Pulisic was the one big bright spot, and that is magnificent for the team moving forward.

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