Christian Pulisic is the player with the biggest name on the USMNT’s roster, but that has only boosted his leadership in the team as he knows that somewhat like “Spiderman”, wearing the #10 jersey for the squad, comes with great responsibility, especially during a World Cup.
Pulisic appeared when his team and country needed him the most, scoring the goal that gave the United States the victory over Iran in the final match of the group stage at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, advancing to the knockout stages of the tournament as the second best team in the group, behind England.
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Similarities between Landon Donovan and Christian Pulisic
For a couple of decades, Landon Donovan came to mind whenever someone mentioned the USMNT, and upon his retirement the United States passed through a rough patch, even missing the 2018 World Cup.
Just dropping this gem from USA soccer in the World Cup before the game today. 🇺🇸 Landon Donovan goal vs Algeria called by Andres Cantor https://t.co/hnU1xvMLsM
— Dr. Erwin Hesse (@ErwinHesse) November 29, 2022
While the current times weren’t bright, US Soccer looked towards the future and embarked in a project with the 2026 World Cup in mind, which they are hosting alongside Canada and Mexico.
Christian Pulisic was one of those bright young players that came out of their development system and pointed to be a star, finishing his youth career overseas and becoming an importan player for the biggest clubs in UEFA.
He now wears the #10 jersey in the USMNT and many seem to be pleased that a new “Captain America”, just like Landon Donovan in his time, is now defending the stars and stripes uniform with great skills, but also huge courage and leadership.
Christian Pulisic says he’s ready to play vs Netherlands on Saturday
The heroe for the United States against Iran and one of their most important players, Christian Pulisic was taken to the hospital after he was injured during the USMNT’s last game in the group stage.
Pulisic gave an update and declared himself ready to play Saturday against Netherlands in the Round of 16 at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.
CHRISTIAN PULISIC CHECKING IN 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/ljqTQ6SNtI
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