MIAMI, Florida – At the age of 21, Christian Pulisic of the United States has already accomplished a lot in his young career, making him one of the top players in the North American region.
The Hershey, Pennsylvania native made his first-team debut with German powerhouse Borussia Dortmund in January 2016 at the age of 17 and by season’s end had collected his first start and his first goal with the club.
That coincided with his first ever cap with the United States Senior National Team, as the attacking midfielder was called in by former Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann for a Concacaf World Cup Qualifying match against Guatemala on March 27, 2016, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 4-0 win for the U.S.
Since that moment, Pulisic has taken flight with the U.S. National Team, beginning with the 2016 Copa America Centenario when he made three appearances as the U.S. reached the semifinals.
His big Concacaf breakout came a year later in 2017 during the final stage of Concacaf WCQ when he scored five goals to lead all players in scoring in that stage of WCQ. Pulisic would finish Concacaf WCQ for Russia 2018 with a total of seven goals in 13 matches.
It was a similar story for Pulisic in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, as Pulisic led the U.S. to the Final against Mexico by scoring three goals and registering three assists in six matches. For his efforts, Pulisic won the Best Young Player Award and was named to the tournament’s Best XI.
Pulisic has continued that stellar pace into Concacaf Nations League competition, with a goal in two matches as the U.S. reached the Nations League Finals.
At the club level, Pulisic has been equally brilliant. He spent three-and-a-half seasons with Borussia Dortmund where he amassed 127 appearances, 19 goals and 26 assists for the Bundesliga club.
Along the way, Pulisic achieved several noteworthy accomplishments at the international level, such as becoming the youngest player in Borussia Dortmund history to play in the UEFA Champions League and the first ever U.S. player to start a UEFA Champions League match against 13-time winners Real Madrid at the famed Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Following his standout performance at the 2019 Gold Cup, Pulisic began a new club career with English Premier League giants Chelsea. In just 16 league matches, Pulisic has scored five goals, including a hat-trick in a 4-2 win over Burnley on October 24, 2019.
Pulisic also became the all-time leader in UEFA Champions League appearances for U.S. players with his 22nd UCL appearance in Chelsea’s 4-4 draw with Dutch club Ajax on November 5, 2019.
With so many achievements both at the national team and club level, Pulisic has already made himself one of the top players in North America and the entire Concacaf region.