Christian Pulisic Thread

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  1. Burr

    Burr Member+

    Boca Juniors
    Argentina
    Jul 8, 2014
    Tampa, FL
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States




     
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  2. GoBigBlue88

    GoBigBlue88 Member+

    Feb 11, 2009
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Would call the LIV performance uneven but very promising. He just seems to need a moment to spark his game, which is great! His final 20' or so of the first half were brilliant. His start to both halves was pretty anonymous. Obviously as he matures, he'll have to more consistently assert himself and create chances.

    His pace and touch at pace are really stunning though. It's not as if we haven't had athletic Americans before, but rarely are they as in control of each touch as Pulisic. The disallowed goal was some real ball-on-a-string stuff.

    Kudos to Pulisic. It will be a rollercoaster year I'm sure, but he already has the respect of top Premier League players and has already suggested he'll be one of Chelsea's top chance creators.
     
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  3. ipass

    ipass Member

    Jan 2, 2015
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    I felt his performance was decent, and had he entered the game earlier (like starting), I think he could have made an impact, though not enough to stop 4 goals. However, there one move he made that blew me away and that was when 5'8"140 lb Christian Pulisic he flattened 6'4" 220 lb. Harry Maguire. I'm not kidding. It was a cross into Man U box from the right side and I don't know who ended up with ball but it did sail close to Maguire just as Pulisic was blasting in from the left side colliding with the very top half of Maguire and sending poor Harry toppling over. I had to watching a few time to make sure it was Christian because it happened so fast and was kind of in the background. Did anybody else happen to see it?
     
  4. ipass

    ipass Member

    Jan 2, 2015
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    I felt his performance was decent, and had he entered the game earlier (like starting), I think he could have made an impact, though not enough to stop 4 goals. However, there one move he made that blew me away and that was when 5'8"140 lb Christian Pulisic he flattened 6'4" 220 lb. Harry Maguire. I'm not kidding. It was a cross into Man U box from the right side and I don't know who ended up with ball but it did sail close to Maguire just as Pulisic was blasting in from the left side colliding with the very top half of Maguire and sending poor Harry toppling over. I had to watching a few time to make sure it was Christian because it happened so fast and was kind of in the background. Did anybody else happen to see it?
     
  5. lmorin

    lmorin Member+

    Mar 29, 2000
    New Hampshire
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "We compared Morris to LD once... " Give me a break, please. You speak for yourself. How could any semi-soccer-literate fan ever compare (favorably, at least) with LD? That makes no sense whatsoever. Now, if you meant a negative comparison, please excuse my take.
     
  6. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ??? Holy necro-bump, why even quote a post from 4 years and 165 pages ago?

    Although, I don't disagree that it's a silly assertion. Morris was never compared to LD in terms of skills. Perhaps oblique references compared his inability to play in Europe (Morris stayed home because of his family, LD at least tried and failed in Europe at 18-19)
     
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  7. lmorin

    lmorin Member+

    Mar 29, 2000
    New Hampshire
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow! If that is true (I can't find the original post), I apologize. I had no idea I was "responding" to something that old. Obviously, it's beating a dead horse.
     
  8. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lol, yeah, click on the little arrow next to "AutoPenalti said"!
     
  9. lmorin

    lmorin Member+

    Mar 29, 2000
    New Hampshire
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks. Something new every day. I guess I must have thought I was reading the most recent posts and have no idea why I was on page 1 of 1024. Embarrassing.
     
  10. russ

    russ Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Canton,NY
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You want embarrassing ? Read the first couple pages of the thread.
     
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  11. Burr

    Burr Member+

    Boca Juniors
    Argentina
    Jul 8, 2014
    Tampa, FL
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's starting again today.
     
  12. tbonepat11

    tbonepat11 Member+

    Jun 21, 2001
    He is doing decent. Looked like a bad injury knee/ankle on that ball block but thankfully he is fine.

    CP doesn't look out of place at all which is pretty cool when you think about it.
     
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  13. Editor In Chimp

    Editor In Chimp Member+

    Sep 7, 2008
    He’s going to need to play a lot better than he did today if he’s going to lock down a starting role at a top 4 club. He was really anonymous with some questionable first touches and giveaways
     
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  14. GoBigBlue88

    GoBigBlue88 Member+

    Feb 11, 2009
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Thought Pulisic looked poor today. But for the most part: so has the rest of the Chelsea squad. They put in the work but I can only watch Pedro get dispossessed centrally so many times...

    Tbh looks exactly like ... a mostly young, uneven squad still finding an understanding of one another. Gonna be up and down all season.

    But to Pulisic specifically: neither found him dangerous nor sharp today. He didn't create anything, even if he wasn't the most egregious offender of giving it away.
     
  15. Burr

    Burr Member+

    Boca Juniors
    Argentina
    Jul 8, 2014
    Tampa, FL
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yep off in the 71st minute. Very blah display unlike his last game, against a weaker side. Not sure what happened. Found plenty of space at times and then proceeded to do nothing with it.
     
  16. dlokteff

    dlokteff Member+

    Jan 22, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Fortunately, Chelsea isn't a top 4 club :p
     
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  17. soccerusa517

    soccerusa517 Member+

    Jun 23, 2009
    Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Poor game. Chelsea midfield deserves a lot of blame but he lost the ball far too often today.
     
  18. Editor In Chimp

    Editor In Chimp Member+

    Sep 7, 2008
    It’s not going to get easier when CHO comes back either.
     
  19. Mantis Toboggan M.D.

    Philadelphia Union
    United States
    Jul 8, 2017
    FWIW, Chelsea has looked even more impotent in attack than they did before he went off. Not a great game for him overall but had some good moments. As far as the competition Willian hasn't done anything since coming on, Mount had an outstanding goal but has been dreadful otherwise
     
  20. skim172

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    Feb 20, 2013
  21. Burr

    Burr Member+

    Boca Juniors
    Argentina
    Jul 8, 2014
    Tampa, FL
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Real Madrid is run even worse than I imagined if that's truly what they're thinking. Gotta be BS.
     
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  22. Editor In Chimp

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    Sep 7, 2008
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  23. Cannons

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  24. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
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    Chicago Red Stars
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    United States
    From page 2.

    Nobody in 2015/2016 would had imagined that we would not have qualified to a world cup and that Croatia would have been 1 game away from being world cup champions.
     
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  25. skim172

    skim172 Member+

    Feb 20, 2013
    Oh man - I really regret posting this:
     
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