Christian Pulisic at Borussia Dortmund!

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  1. Balerion

    Balerion Member+

    Aug 5, 2006
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    Hat tip to Werdman89 over the YNT forum. Pulisic is a forward with the US U17s. This is his father's twitter account:



    Christian Pulisic's DOB is 9/18/98, so he doesn't even turn 16 until September. So it would seem that his dad is moving to Germany to facilitate the pre-age 18 transfer.
     
  2. SUDano

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    Jan 18, 2003
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    Is it for footballing reasons only, or did Mr. Pulisic just so happen to find employment in Dortmund?
     
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  3. Gorky

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    Dads tweet about "the fam" nowadays?
     
  4. bballshawn

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    Feb 5, 2014
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    Dortmerica? But Pulisic is a beast hop he does go here, although i would like to see some more americans go to spain.
     
  5. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
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    Dude! You forgot to mention Holland and France!
     
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  6. BostonRed

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  7. ussoccer97531

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    Pulisic has a European passport, so he can play in Europe at age 16.
     
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  8. Clint Eastwood

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  9. BostonRed

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    489089575189774336 is not a valid tweet id
     
  10. Valar_Morghulis

    Valar_Morghulis New Member

    Jul 15, 2014
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    Very cool to see another young American there.
     
  11. shockbldxz

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    Jul 15, 2014
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    I have to think that American David Wagner being the head coach of Dortmund II has to be a big reason for the American youth presence at Dortmund
     
  12. sidefootsitter

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    Oct 14, 2004
    And a number of young Americans at the club.

    There's an old theory that, if you buy a foreign player, then it helps if he has friends on the team from the same neck of the woods. In other words, if you buy a Brazilian, buy two Brazilians or they'll pull a Donovan and head home.
     
  13. stonejh127

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    #13 stonejh127, Jul 15, 2014
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    IMO, best player on the current u-17s. In the last year or so Haji Wright has gotten all the recognition and glory because of the goals, but Pulisic, as the #10, has been the most influential in their recent successes. Really nice that he doesn't have to wait until 18 like Flores.
     
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  14. BostonRed

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    It's a common expression in business, too. The toughest Harvard MBA to hire is the first one.
     
  15. sidefootsitter

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    Oct 14, 2004
    A non-EU player will just go on a tourist visa - six months there, then a two week trip home, then back to the parent club (which pays for the basic accommodations anyway). That's what Flores did. He was a de facto Dortmund player, except for actually playing in official matches.
     
  16. Werdman89

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    I remember watching Pulisic during his id2 tour a couple years ago. Watch him tear through Barcelona, the highlights start at 4:00 and he is number 7

    Highlights of id2/Christian vs Athletico Madrid start at 3:00

    Highlights of id2/Christian against Raya Mahajahonda at 2:30
     
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  17. Werdman89

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    Haji may be about to join Christian in Germany, but at Schalke via a tip from @bajansoccer
     
  18. BostonRed

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    DOB 3/27/1998, so, unless he discovered an Italian grandfather, he won't be able to move for a couple more years. He can, do the Rubin/Flores "waiting game," but can't go over full time.
     
  19. smithfan

    smithfan Member+

    Aug 14, 2005
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    Interesting info, thanks. Any recent footage?
     
  20. smithfan

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    Just saw his 2nd assist vs Montenegro in April. He certainly has the speed of a Borussia Dortmund player ;)
     
  21. Werdman89

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    #21 Werdman89, Jul 15, 2014
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    Starts the beginning of the sequence at 1:20. Sends in cross at 1:40. Scores goal at 2:23.

    Makes a run with the ball at 1:38, finds the man making the run at 2:00, free kick at 2:33

    Shot at 2:25, free kick at 2:52, shot at 3:30
     
  22. derek750

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  23. The Real Sekrah

    Jul 23, 2013
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    I'm super high on this kid. Don't have many creative players in our system. He could be a gem.
     
  24. Werdman89

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    Scored a hat trick today against China
    [​IMG]
     

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