Rhapsody in Blue: Christian Pulisic at Chelsea

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  1. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    San Francisco
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    One possible scenario is that he comes to Ohio for the the Mexico game but he doesn’t start. We can use him in the second half as needed. Old school super sub Pulisic. He doesn’t need to be 90 minutes fit, but can plays 20-30, which will help him play more against Jamaica.
     
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  2. blackdeathFC

    blackdeathFC Member

    Feb 13, 2011
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  3. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    San Francisco
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  4. Centennial

    Centennial Member+

    Apr 4, 2003
    Centennial
    Reyna?? Who dat?
     
  5. autogolazzo

    autogolazzo Member+

    Mar 4, 2007
    If you have a player, especially an attacker, and her rarely receives the ball that is usually a poor reflection upon him. Either his runs are mis-timed, he's not finding a way to get open, he can't win balls in the air, or (worst of all) his teammates do not trust him.

    Unlike you, I don't really view that as a positive for CP.
     
  6. autogolazzo

    autogolazzo Member+

    Mar 4, 2007
    Methinks there is no way CP plays any US matches or even travels.
     
  7. PaulGascoigne

    PaulGascoigne Member

    Feb 5, 2001
    Aotearoa/NZ
    I agree. Let him recover. I think a lot of the USMNT-oriented folks (you know, the ones who care about club soccer mostly as a way to hone our players' ability to excel at the NT level--not knocking them; I used to be one of them about 15 years ago :) --are worried that the NT will suffer if it hasn't had a chance to gel and get into its rhythm with their most prominent attacking player in the lineup. But what's really going to hurt is if said player isn't healthy. Let him rest and recover. Yes, it might be CP who could provide that needed spark to beat (or at least tie) Mexico with a second half appearance. But is it worth it? We are focused on 2022, not 2021. As we are currently on track to qualify for the WC, I'd rather take the big, fat "L" in Cincinnati than risk CP's health.

    So they shouldn't and probably won't play him in the next round.
     
  8. golazo68

    golazo68 Member+

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 21, 2004
    Brazil
    Aaronson, if he is healthy, should play in the Pulisic role.

    All things considered, he is a better option than an unfit Pulisic at this time.
     
  9. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Or his teammates do not like him. Which may or may not be the player's fault.
     
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  10. gomichigan24

    gomichigan24 Member+

    Jul 15, 2002
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I mean if he’s healthy he’s coming and if he’s not he won’t. Step 1 is him getting into full team training, which hasn’t happened yet but is the precursor to even being able to have the discussion.
     
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  11. jmplautz

    jmplautz Member

    Jul 28, 2007
    Madison
    Never really seemed to be a problem for him at Dortmund. When he was running with Aubameyang and Dembele there didn't seem to be many issues. This version of Chelsea is not a particularly good passing/offensive team.
     
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  12. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Again, if he's healthy enough to make the bench for Chelski it will pretty much be up to CP if he wants to travel or not. And he might not if he's not game fit. But it won't be Chelski's call if he's recovered enough to figure for them before the break.
     
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  13. stanger

    stanger BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 29, 2008
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks for the laugh!
     
  14. gomichigan24

    gomichigan24 Member+

    Jul 15, 2002
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And he appears to be back in team training, meaning that assuming no further injuries that I don't think there is any way he's not on the next roster.
     
  15. markandrew78

    markandrew78 Member

    Jun 10, 2007
    Wow, Mr. Glass is back at training.
     
  16. jmplautz

    jmplautz Member

    Jul 28, 2007
    Madison
    This team wins because they keep the ball out of the back of the net. 7 goals against a team at the bottom of the table with a red card isn't going to convince me otherwise.
     
  17. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
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  18. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Still can't straighten those legs! :(
     
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  19. Method

    Method Member

    United States
    Aug 20, 2018
    So glad he's back
     
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  20. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004
    Pretty clear atrophy in the legs. And a limp.
     
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  21. bostonsoccermdl

    bostonsoccermdl Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 3, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Yup. He is done... /thread
     
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  22. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004
    I didn't even mention the scoliosis.

    Of course, with all those obvious issues, his availability will ultimately come down to whether he has an awareness of them or not.
     
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  23. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    Because this still irritates me...his ankle flattened to the OUTSIDE. I'm used to sprains going inside, because I think that's what an ankle is more designed to do...the way he rolled it, it's honestly surprising that he didn't tear his ankle ligaments AND eff his knee up.

    If anything, this is evidence that his joints are actually pretty darn strong. So many players would have snapped a bunch of things there
     
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  24. golazo68

    golazo68 Member+

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 21, 2004
    Brazil
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  25. wrench

    wrench Member+

    May 12, 2007
    NYC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC

    How tall is he again?
     

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