- Position: Forward
- Date of Birth: 09/18/98
- Pro Team: Borussia Dortmund
- Height: 5'8"
- Weight: 175
- Caps: 20
- Goals: 8
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 Bundisliga 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.
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.
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.