High hopes have been placed on Christian Pulisic, the soccer sensation who looks like the best American player since Landon Donovan. Unlike Donovan, Pulisic knew to be considered a great he had to get himself to Europe and left the States much younger than many expected. This is how Christian Pulisic left America as a teen to become one of the most expensive signings in the Premier League.
Pulisic was leagues above the players surrounding him during his young career in the U. S. Soccer Development Academy. He stood out so much that German giants Borussia Dortmund signed him when he was just 16 in 2015. The American would have expected to take some time to break into the first team squad, but he was at a great place to develop. Dortmund has a history of finding young talent and nurturing them to become world stars.
Players like Mario Gotze, Marco Reus, and Robert Lewandowski all were given a real chance to succeed as youngsters with Dortmund. When Pulisic moved to Dortmund, he began playing with their developmental squad, but he was impressing so much he made the first team in 2016. From the moment he broke into Dortmund’s side the rest of the world became very interested in the young American.
As a winger, Pulisic is fast, skillful, and has an eye for goal. He already has over 20 appearances for the USA. Before his 17th birthday, Pulisic had already represented Dortmund in continental soccer. Pulisic is now the great hope for American soccer, much like previous hero Landon Donovan was. He has already played for Dortmund almost 100 times, winning the German Cup, before Premier League giant Chelsea became interested.
Dreaming of the Premier League
Pulisic had grown up watching the Premier League as a child and knew that one day he wanted to play there. After working hard in Dortmund, Chelsea were prepared to make an offer for him in January 2019. They are spending $76 million to get their man, but he won’t be joining his new teammates until the 2019-20 Premier League season.
When he was just seven years old, Pulisic lived in the UK which is where his love of the Premier League began. His father was a professional indoor soccer player, and Pulisic grew up loving the sport. Now he is going to live out his dream by playing at some of the most famous stadiums in the UK. Pulisic will hope his move to Chelsea will bring his game to the next level, as the Premier League is regarded as one of the most competitive soccer leagues in the world.
Despite being just 20 years old, Christian Pulisic has already achieved so much. He took the brave decision to leave America for Germany, but his hard work paid off, and now he’ll get the opportunity to play in the Premier League with Chelsea. Now we’ll all get to see if he’s the real deal or not.