Christian Pulisic Thread

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by ussoccer97531, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. tomásbernal

    tomásbernal Member+

    Sep 4, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's been clear for at least several years now that Bundesliga clubs don't discriminate on national origin. The EPL seems to always have, though the new work permit requirements make it even more difficult there for non-EU citizens (and, post-Brexit, if it happens, EU citizens too). The EPL is, sadly, a lot of American fans' baseline.

    ETA: the Shengen (sp?) treaty countries' players, too.
     
  2. y-lee-coyote

    y-lee-coyote Member+

    Dec 4, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    This guy, man he is the type of player every team needs. He gives the midfiled some bite and is unwilling to let anybody kick even Gyasi, hell if you kick Chris he might go full Jermaine Jones on yo azz.
     
  3. y-lee-coyote

    y-lee-coyote Member+

    Dec 4, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    Best players do not often make best leaders.
     
  4. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
  5. nobody

    nobody Member+

    Jun 20, 2000
    Pulisic is an excellent player in many respects, but I do very much wish he would come up with a different idea than trying to dribble the entire team whenever we really need a goal badly. It's simply not going to work. I know people say he doesn't want to pass to lesser players, but that's not how soccer works. You only have one best player and he needs to work with the rest of his teammates in order to produce goals, whether they are deemed worthy or not. And sure, maybe he plays a ball to a teammate who loses it but that's no worse than watching him dribble into 6 guys and lose it himself anyway.
     
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  6. ChicagoVT

    ChicagoVT New Member

    United States
    Jun 26, 2019
    I don't think Pulisic is out there refusing to pass to "lesser" players. It's probably more that when he is under pressure he relies on his best skill set (i.e. dribbling and speed) while his passing and vision abilities continue to develop.
     
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  7. nobody

    nobody Member+

    Jun 20, 2000
    May well be true. Honestly though I don't particularly care the reasons, I just hope that in time he develops a more well-rounded ability to attack. He can be a great player on an otherwise functional team just making slashing dribbling runs. But, we need more than that.
     
  8. GiallorossiYank

    GiallorossiYank Member+

    Jan 20, 2011
    NJ/Roma/Napoli
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


    This dude is all mad
     
  9. laxcoach

    laxcoach Member+

    Borussia Dortmund
    United States
    Jul 29, 2017
    Hell he fed Arriola a bunch. Between those passes and his corners and free kicks if he was playing on a good team he'd have at least 2 assists to add.
     
  10. bct81

    bct81 Member+

    Mar 17, 2007
    Colorado (formerly northern Virginia)
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    so was Pulisic ... that is why he does not want to talk with the media.

    "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." Vince Lombardi ....
     
  11. EruditeHobo

    EruditeHobo Member+

    Mar 29, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dribbling was electric in moments during multiple matches. Final ball still not good enough, not consistent enough.

    He should be running circles around CONCACAF for awhile though. That alone will ensure he has a great impact.
     
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  12. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT

    People is taking this a little too far.

    He's guilty of doing the exact same thing with Dortmund. He needs to learn to know exactly when to pass vs dribble. It's a growing pains he's going through right now, and hopefully he learns quick because the EPL/Chelsea is gonna give him a very short leash.

    This got nothing to do with lesser quality teammates.
     
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  13. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT

    LMFAO. These clowns think they are important.

    F****CK the media. Pulisic is damn pissed, 2 major losses in 2 tournaments. You think he give a damn about the media?
     
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  14. EruditeHobo

    EruditeHobo Member+

    Mar 29, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    By pulling crap like that he'll only invite more pressure on himself.
     
  15. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
  16. Master O

    Master O Member+

    Jul 7, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "America loves a winner, and will not tolerate a loser." - George Patton
     
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  17. nobody

    nobody Member+

    Jun 20, 2000
    No idea how accurate this is, but an interesting tidbit about Pulisic at Chelsea which could have ramifications regarding his US team position:

     
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  18. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What's interesting here is neglecting to mention if and when he dribbles into 6 guys, that means multiple attackers should be running into wide open space.

    But they often aren't. The movement from our other players off the attention Pulisic often draws borders on abhorrent.
     
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  19. comoesa

    comoesa Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Christen Press's armpit
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maybe(it's my opinion) Pulisic doesn't respect the media because the media in large part doesn't have a respect, appreciation, and understanding for the game in this country? The fed also has an unhealthy vice grip on how the sport is covered.
     
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  20. CMeszt

    CMeszt Member+

    SUM Cabal Executive Director
    Jan 9, 2004
    3 blocks from "SoccerHouse", Chicago
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Marking Arriola effectively shut down Pulisic in the second half, basically stranding him in the middle and removing his most effective outlet. Smart recognition by El Tri.
     
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  21. laxcoach

    laxcoach Member+

    Borussia Dortmund
    United States
    Jul 29, 2017
    Yet that outlet produced nothing. Arriola either waited too long or didn't see options once he got the ball. He makes solid runs if you ignore him though.

    Tata killed Egg with adjustments. But his english....
     
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  22. gogorath

    gogorath Member

    None
    United States
    May 12, 2019
    Who are these people?
     
  23. bsky22

    bsky22 Member+

    Dec 8, 2003
    According to his twitter...

    L.A. Times sportswriter, Man City supporter. Write mostly about soccer. I have a dog named Chicharita. She is also expected to sign with LAFC soon
     
  24. gogorath

    gogorath Member

    None
    United States
    May 12, 2019
    I mean, that explains a lot. I feel like I know the person. And I don't really trust their opinion.
     
  25. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT

    There's no such things as soccer media/journalism in this country. Many guys do not respect them nor give them the time.
     

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