- Position: Midfielder
- Date of Birth: 09/18/98
- Pro Team: Chelsea
- Height: 5'10
- Caps: 55
- Goals: 22
It’s a rare thing for a 17-year-old to emerge as a member of the USMNT, but that’s exactly what Christian Pulisic did. He started by becoming a regular with Bundesliga power Borussia Dortmund, quickly turning that into a call up with the United States. From there, Pulisic became the youngest player to score a goal in the modern era of US Soccer and a member of the 2016 Copa Centenario squad. Pulisic won the US Soccer Young Player of the Year award in 2016 and the Male Player of the Year award in 2017. In summer 2019, Pulisic moved to Chelsea in the Premier League setting a new transfer fee record for a USMNT player. He became the first USMNT player to appear in a Champions League final, winning it with Chelsea in 2020-21.
2022: Started in the World Cup qualifier against El Salvador on Jan 27 and against Canada on Jan 30. Subbed on against Honduras on Feb 2 and scored. Started against Mexico on Mar 24. Started against Panama on Mar 27 and converted two penalties before finishing off his hat-trick. Started against Costa Rica on Mar 30. Started against Morocco on Jun 1 and Uruguay on Jun 5. Started against El Salvador in the Nations League on Jun 14. Started against Saudi Arabia on Sep 27. Named to the World Cup squad on Nov 9. Started against Wales on Nov 21 and England on Nov 25. Started against Iran on Nov 29 and scored. Started against the Netherlands in the round of 16 on Dec 3.
2021: Started against Jamaica on Mar 25. Started and converted a penalty for Northern Ireland on Mar 28. Started in the Nations League semifinal against Honduras on Jun 3. Started and converted a penalty in extra time in the final against Mexico on Jun 6. Started against Canada on Sep 5. Started against Honduras on Sep 8. Subbed on against Mexico and scored on Nov 12. Subbed on against Jamaica on Nov 16. Won the Male Player of the Year award.
2019: Started against Ecuador on Mar 21. Started against Chile on Mar 26 and scored. Named to the Gold Cup roster. Started against Guyana on Jun 18 and Trinidad and Tobago on Jun 22 and scored. Subbed on against Panama on Jun 26. Started against Curacao on Jun 30. Started against Jamaica on Jul 3 and scored two goals. Started against Mexico in the 2019 Gold Cup final. Started against Mexico on Sep 6. Started against Cuba in the Nations League on Oct 11 and converted a penalty. Started against Canada in the Nations League on Oct 15. Won the US Soccer Male Player of the Year award.
2018: Started against Bolivia on May 28, England on Nov 15, and Italy on Nov 20.
2017: Started the Mar 24 World Cup qualifier against Honduras and scored. Started against Panama in the WCQ on Mar 28. Started in the friendly against Venezuela on Jun 3 and scored. Started the World Cup qualifier against Trinidad & Tobago on Jun 8 and scored two goals. Started against Mexico on Jun 11. In the starting lineup for the Sep 1 qualifier against Costa Rica. Started against Honduras on Sep 5. Started the World Cup qualifier against Panama on Oct 6 and scored. Started the WCQ against Trinidad & Tobago on Oct 10. Won the US Soccer Male Player of the Year award.
2016: After playing for the USMNT at the U-17 World Cup in 2015, the question became whether or not he would be part of the youth setup or the senior squad in 2016. USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann answered that by giving Pulisic his first cap in a World Cup qualifier against Guatemala on Mar 27. Pulisic scored his first goal for the USMNT against Bolivia on May 28. Subbed on in the Copa Centenario opener against Colombia on Jun 4. Came on at halftime against Argentina in the semifinals on Jun 21 and against Colombia in the 3rd-place game on Jun 25. Subbed on against St Vincent and the Grenadines on Sep 2 and scored two goals in the 6-0 win. Started against Trinidad & Tobago on Sep 6 and Cuba on Oct 7. Started against Mexico on Nov 11 and against Costa Rica on Nov 15. Won the Young Player of the Year award.
2021-22: Won the Club World Cup with Chelsea on Feb 12, 2022. Finished 3rd in the Premier League, advancing to the League Cup and FA Cup finals.
2020-21: Fought for his place with Chelsea, emerging as one of the squad’s best players under new manager Thomas Tuchel during the second-half of the season. Finished 4th in the Premier League and advanced to the FA Cup final. Played in the Champions League final win on May 29.
2019-20: Finished 4th in the Premier League with Chelsea, playing in 25 games and scoring nine goals.
2018-19: During the January 2019 window Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea agreed to a transfer with Chelsea paying a $71m fee. Pulisic stayed on loan to Dortmund finishing the Bundesliga season in 2nd-place.
2017-18: Played in 32 Bundesliga games with Borussia Dortmund, finishing in 4th-place.
2016-17: Made 29 appearances with Dortmund scoring three goals for a 3rd-place finish in the Bundesliga.
2015-16: Signed with Borussia Dortmund with the expectation that he would play in the academy. Instead, Pulisic debuted for the senior squad on Feb 21. Pulisic eventually made nine appearances and scored two goals. Finished in 2nd-place in the Bundesliga.