Rhapsody in Blue: Christian Pulisic at Chelsea

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Balerion, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. grandinquisitor28

    Feb 11, 2002
    Nevada
    Excellent, thanks for the info. :)
     
  2. gtstock

    gtstock Member

    Jun 6, 2014
    Club:
    Columbus Crew

    Didn't realize he was a youtube sensation over 6 years ago.
     
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  3. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    Love this kid... My hopes are officially sky high.
     
  4. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think the funny thing about this clip is if you look at the kids Pulisic is passing to, they have no ability to trap his passes. Sometimes I think kids like this stand out so much because the players around them are so bad with there basic footwork. Clearly, he's mastered the skills of the pull back, the step over and others, but most kids who are willing to work and struggle will do the same. It's just that in this country, most kids would rather shoot on goal or be the goalie so they can use their hands instead of working on technique in their back yard all afternoon. That is one of the most frustrating things about parenting or coaching kids at this level. Once they get to the U-14 level, most of the kids that are playing are kids that love the game, so they are self motivators. Most, if not all of the kids at U-8 and below are there because their parents signed them up, not from a love of the sport.
     
  5. SUDano

    SUDano Member+

    Jan 18, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    You're right, he stinks.
     
  6. shockbldxz

    shockbldxz Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  7. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow, you are cynical. Nowhere in my post did I say he stinks. I think you can find a bunch of kids who look like Christian against other U-8's that don't go on to become the player that he is today. He is clearly one of our best youth players right now for sure. My point was that a lot of times you can find guys that stand out, not because they are destined to be stars, but because of general lack of any technical skill in those around them.

    I love watching the U-17's play. I'm excited to see how he and Haji develop over the next few years.
     
  8. SUDano

    SUDano Member+

    Jan 18, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    #133 SUDano, Nov 26, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2014
    It just seemed odd that you chose a player that's proven to be quality at this young stage to then make a comment on those really young players who's teammates are so bad it makes them incorrectly look good. Just seemed to be the wrong context to make a point like that when your example doesn't fit your argument. Round hole, square peg.
     
  9. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Got it, agreed, probably not the right player to make that corollary.
    BTW, just noticed you are a Rochesterian. I was born and raised there. Not a McQuaid grad as well?
     
  10. LouisZ

    LouisZ Member+

    Oct 14, 2010
    Southern California-USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  11. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 12, 2012
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    Kevin Silva also, but yeah, those two look like two of our better prospects in recent years.
     
  12. ielag

    ielag Member+

    Jul 20, 2010
    Looks like he still hasn't officially signed with BVB. So, not sure if he's still waiting for his passport?

    I believe if he doesn't sign by the end of the month, he'll be ineligible to play in league matches the remainder of the season.
     
  13. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    You're referring to German youth league matches, right?
     
  14. ielag

    ielag Member+

    Jul 20, 2010
    Yes.

    I believe the registration periods in Germany are basically the same as the two transfer windows.
     
  15. ielag

    ielag Member+

    Jul 20, 2010
    Looks like he still hasn't received his Croatian passport.

    http://www.espnfc.us/team/united-st...ed-states-10-best-players-under-the-age-of-21
     
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  16. shockbldxz

    shockbldxz Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  17. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 12, 2012
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    I didn't like the list either.

    Pulisic, Wright, Flores, CCV, Steffen, Rubin, EPB, Silva, Acosta and Zelalem would be my top ten in no particular order.
     
  18. TheFalseNine

    TheFalseNine Moderator
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    United States
    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  19. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have Akale on my list..

    Rubin tops it.
     
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  20. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 12, 2012
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    Interesting, Akale isn't a player I've seen much so I don't want to add him since I've yet to get a good grip on where he's at and what his potential is. The rest I've seen play five times or more.
     
  21. smithfan

    smithfan Member+

    Aug 14, 2005
    Waimoana
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    As of today, Pulisic is a dual citizen.

    Source: father's twitter account
     
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  22. derek750

    derek750 Member+

    Apr 16, 2007
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And here's that source:
     
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  23. TheFalseNine

    TheFalseNine Moderator
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    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So, this means that Christian can get his Croatian passport and finalize his deal with Dortmund, right?
     
  24. ebbro

    ebbro Member+

    Jun 10, 2005
    It means CAP HIM NOW!!!!!
     
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  25. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
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