Saturday, September 17, 2016

Wing man

Borussia Dortmund teen phenom Christian Pulisic got his first Bundesliga start of the season and promptly went off to the tune of a goal and two assists. His strike play begins at the 3:45 mark, and then he set up BvB's fourth (5:27) and sixth (6:44) tallies. For all this and more, he was named Man of the Match by the official league website.

Surely, USMNT fans who are eager to see Fabian Johnson remain on left wing will delight in the fact that Pulisic did all of his damage today from the right flank.




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10 comments:

JustinV said...

I think it's really immature of this kid to keep fueling the hype train like this. It just shows that he's not ready to be a true professional. It's going to all blow up in his face when he transfers to a top European side and has to actually compete for a spot. Especially one with a huge Stadium and rabid fans high expectations and mad tiffo skills.

downintexas said...

LOL Justin won!

Patrick said...

Was listening to the Yellow Wall podcast and they were calling for Pulisic to start over Mor and Dembele after the UCL match. These are not USMNT homers, but German fans of the club who recognise that Pulisic is more creative than them and makes better decisions.

They also thought it important for BVB to keep Pulisic to send the message to Academy kids that there's a path.

Patrick said...

Was listening to the Yellow Wall podcast and they were calling for Pulisic to start over Mor and Dembele after the UCL match. These are not USMNT homers, but German fans of the club who recognise that Pulisic is more creative than them and makes better decisions.

They also thought it important for BVB to keep Pulisic to send the message to Academy kids that there's a path.

Zach said...

First assist came from the left side

DaM said...

Yes it did come from the left. As did the run where he made his defender fall down and a few other nice runs. Nontheless he played most of his minutes from the right and looked plenty dangerous doing it (including his goal). He switched left when Mor came on, but the point is he seemed approximately as comfortable on the right as he has looked on the left. Maybe a little less facile cutting inside, but the fact that he can be an equal threat on the right really does make things easier as far as getting the best 11 on the field.

brian said...

Fabian is a LB for the USMNT

J.D. Springer said...

Trying not to get my hopes up ... Trying not to get my hopes up.

But, DAMN, this kid looks good.

I hope he stays right where he is. As long as Dortmund has a spot in Europe -- and why wouldn't they? -- he will earn what he gets and get what he earns. He's developed there, is comfortable there and has already won over the supporters. Unless there's a managerial change down the line that turns the club upside down, why go anywhere else, even to rejoin Klopp at Liverpool?

Dr.Jon said...

I was thinking - in a 4-3-3 system or a 4-1-2-3 with a holding MF is this our best "the future is now" lineup?


Pulisic -- Wood -- Green

Johnson -- Kitchen -- Nagbe

Villafana -- Brooks -- CCV -- Yedlin


For the role of a "real" #6 is Bradley better there than Kitchen? Should it go more to Morales? Would you put Jozy there instead of Wood? Put Johnson at LB and Kljestan at LM?

Thoughts? Who is going to claim that LB spot....still....

Dr.Jon said...

Update on Kitchen....the captain? http://sbisoccer.com/2016/09/perry-kitchen-named-hearts-captain