Christian Pulisic

21 Mar 19
ProSoccerTalk

In what could look like a nightmare to Premier League sides, Borussia Dortmund could potentially play next season with two of England’s top young wingers.

20 Mar 19
Vision90sports

Christian Pulisic gives hint on the wing he wants at Chelsea The Blues signed Christian Pulisic in the January transfer window from Borussia Dortmund before loaning him back to the German club, however, the 20-year-old star is expected to return to Stamford Bridge at the end of this season. However, the American star, who is […]

20 Mar 19
Vision90sports

Is this the actual reason why Chelsea signed Christian Pulisic? It is now becoming more obvious that Chelsea talisman and Belgian striker, Eden Hazard will be leaving at the end of the season for Real Madrid. However, according to sports consultant, Ian McGarry, he disclosed that the Blues had expected that this season would be […]

20 Mar 19

By Ian Laird @UneducatedU on Twitter Once again the club season has been interrupted by a slate of international games with varying prizes at stake for many countries.  In Europe there is a mix of friendlies and opening matches in the group stage qualification for the 2020 Euros, in North America spots in the CONCACAF […]

20 Mar 19
The Denver Post
DAVENPORT, Fla. — Christian Pulisic has a vision of a transformed U.S. soccer team, a red-white-and-blue power that gives opponents sleepless nights similar the nightmares that plague players on the eve of facing Brazil or Germany. “I want them to fear them like a big team,” he said Tuesday, quickly acknowledging “obviously, we still feel we have a long way to.” The midfielder from Hershey, Pennsylvania, is with the national team this week for the first time since he became the most expensive American player. Chelsea agreed in January to buy Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund for 64 million euros (then $73 million), then loaned him back to the German club for the rest of the season. In their first training camp with new coach Gregg Berhalter, a trio of emerging 20-year-olds could start together for the first time: Pulisic, Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams. “There’s a lot of things that we talk about, that we need to be leaders, we need to show everybody what we’re about,” Adams said. “A lot of times I feel that in the U.S. we talk about how many good young players we have and stuff like that, and there’s a lot of players that end up falling off or not being heard about again. And you don’t want to be one of those players.” Pulisic was 17 when he made his Bundesliga debut in 2016 and became a regular with the national team. When the U.S. lost at Trinidad and Tobago in October 2017, failing to qualify for the World Cup, he was the image of defeat. Pulisic crouched on the field, steadied his body with his right hand and covered his face with his left. The emotional pain was intense. “Ever since that happened, it makes you want to be in a World Cup that much more,” he said. “So, yeah, definitely it motivates me.” A regular with Dortmund the past two seasons, he struggled with a torn calf muscle last fall and a thigh injury this winter. He lost his starting job to 18-year-old English winger Jadon Sancho. Pulisic’s start against Hertha Berlin on Saturday was just his sixth in the league this season, but he scored as a sub against Stuttgart on March 9, his second league goal this season and first since September. He played in both Champions League round of 16 matches against Tottenham, though he struggled to be effective in the first leg. “I feel very confident right now,” he said. “I’m feeling very good. I feel like I’m at the top of my game. So I want to play as much as I can over there over in Dortmund. I’m not there to just finish out my time. I want to fight and they know that.” Chelsea wanted to acquire Pulisic during the January transfer window because it anticipated discipline from FIFA, which in February banned the club from signing players for the next two transfer windows. FIFA concluded the team violated regulations on the registration of young players, a penalty the Chelsea has appealed. Pulisic long dreamed of playing in the Premier League, the most watched soccer league on U.S. television. Chelsea needs a playmaking midfielder in case Eden Hazard leaves this summer. Knowing his time at Dortmund will end in two months does not make Pulisic feel awkward. “My teammates are all professionals,” he said. “They understand how this business works. I wanted to move and they’re all very happy for me and the club is, as well.” After starting the season with 12 wins and three draws in its first 15 matches, Dortmund has two losses and three ties in its last nine games. After opening a seven-point lead in early February, it is tied with Bayern Munich atop the Bundesliga at 60 points with eight matches left, in second place on goal difference. [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] Dortmund last won the title in 2012 and is seeking to end Bayern’s streak of six straight championships. “We started off so strong, and unfortunately I’ve had some injuries kind of on and off throughout the season, which has been a low point for me,” Pulisic said. “I’ve been working on that and trying to keep myself healthy for the rest of season. … Obviously I’m super-excited to be there the rest the season and fight for the title.” While Dortmund uses Pulisic as a wide player, Berhalter envisions him as an attacking central midfielder, paired with McKennie. “I don’t mind where I play on the field,” Pulisic said. “I just like to be in an attacking area where I can create and help the team score goals because that’s where I feel I am at my best. And so I’m happy. I like the style that he has, and I like that position a lot.”
20 Mar 19
Metro
Christian Pulisic was signed by Chelsea in January and loaned back to Borussia Dortmund (Picture: Getty) Christian Pulisic has hinted a left-sided attacking role is perfectly suited to his game amid ongoing speculation surrounding Eden Hazard‘s future. The Belgium international has just over a year remaining on his current contract, but looks unlikely to sign a new deal despite having been reportedly offered £300,000-a-week. Pulisic was signed by Chelsea in January for an initial £48million before he was immediately loaned back to the Bundesliga club. The 20-year-old is currently on international duty for USA, whose head coach Gregg Berhalter intends to play Pulisic on the left-hand side of his attack, a position usually occupied by Hazard at Chelsea. [metro-zone-post-strip] Speaking about his impending new role, Pulisic said: ‘I think it’s a really good position for me. ‘Obviously I don’t mind where I play on the field, I just like to be in a good attacking areas where I can create and help the team score goals because that’s where I feel I’m at my best. ‘I like the style that [Berhalter] has and I like that position a lot.’ Eden Hazard appears destined to leave Chelsea for Real Madrid in the summer (Picture: Getty) ‘[Berhalter’s] very focused on all the details of the game. I’ve been amazed the first few days with just how much information he’s got across, and how he wants every guy to be on the same page and have a perfect understanding of how we want to go into the game.’ Pulisic has endured a difficult season at Dortmund to date, falling behind Jadon Sancho in Lucien Favre’s pecking order and struggling with injuries but feels he is getting back to somewhere near his best. ‘I feel very confident right now, I’m feeling very good,’ he said. ‘I feel I’m at the top of my game. ‘My teammates are all professionals, They understand how this business works. I wanted to move and they’re all very happy for me and the club is as well. ‘But they also understand that I’m there to give 120% the rest of the season because I want to win just as bad as all the guys in the locker room. It’s not weird at all.’ [metro-tag-post-strip]
20 Mar 19
ProSoccerTalk

Pencil in Brooks and Pulisic, maybe McKennie and Adams too, but Berhalter could surprise us all come Thursday.

20 Mar 19
Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — Christian Pulisic has a vision of a transformed U.S. soccer team, a red-white-and-blue power that gives opponents sleepless nights similar the nightmares that plague players on the eve of facing Brazil or Germany. “I want them to fear them like a big team,” he said Tuesday, quickly acknowledging “obviously, we still […]

20 Mar 19
ProSoccerTalk

Antonio Valencia and Enner Valencia are a step up from the CONCACAF visitors of January and February.

20 Mar 19
The Scottish Sun
CHELSEA fans want Eden Hazard to be replaced by his brother Thorgan – but fear signing Christian Pulisic has blown their chances. The Blues allegedly gave up their first refusal clause on the Borussia Monchengladbach star as part of January’s deal for the American forward. Chelsea fans want Thorgan Hazard to fill the void left by his brother Hazard looks likely to leave Chelsea this summer after Real Madrid reportedly filed their first official bid for him. Supporters have urged the club to sign his younger brother to fill the void left at Stamford Bridge. But some are furious at the club for cutting ties with Thorgan when they signed Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund for £57m. Chelsea would have had first refusal on the Belgian, but they gave it up as BVB are keen to land him this summer. One seething supporter on Reddit said: “I heard we gave up first refusal when we bought Pulisic. Terrible business by our board.” Another added: “I remember seeing a load of Dortmund fans thinking it was great business for them to sell Pulisic and go in for Thorgan.” But some hopeful fans claimed Hazard should convince his brother to join them after he leaves. [article-rail-topic title=”latest chelsea news” term_id=”979″ posts_number=”12″ /] One said: “Eden’s as good as gone. He should us one last favour and convince his brother to join us if we decide to go for him.” Thorgan signed for Chelsea in 2012 from Lens, but he was shipped straight out on loan with Zulte Waregem for two seasons. He signed for Borussia Monchengladbach permanently in 2015, but is expected to leave this summer amid interest from a number of clubs. [bc_video video_id=”6014799966001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Chelsea to DEMAND Callum Hudson-Odoi to stay at club if Eden Hazard leaves for Real Madrid”]              
20 Mar 19
The Sun
CHELSEA fans want Eden Hazard to be replaced by his brother Thorgan – but fear signing Christian Pulisic has blown their chances. The Blues allegedly gave up their first refusal clause on the Borussia Monchengladbach star as part of January’s deal for the American forward. Chelsea fans want Thorgan Hazard to fill the void left by his brother Hazard looks likely to leave Chelsea this summer after Real Madrid reportedly filed their first official bid for him. Supporters have urged the club to sign his younger brother to fill the void left at Stamford Bridge. But some are furious at the club for cutting ties with Thorgan when they signed Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund for £57m. Chelsea would have had first refusal on the Belgian, but they gave it up as BVB are keen to land him this summer. One seething supporter on Reddit said: “I heard we gave up first refusal when we bought Pulisic. Terrible business by our board.” Another added: “I remember seeing a load of Dortmund fans thinking it was great business for them to sell Pulisic and go in for Thorgan.” But some hopeful fans claimed Hazard should convince his brother to join them after he leaves. [article-rail-topic title=”latest chelsea news” term_id=”979″ posts_number=”12″ /] One said: “Eden’s as good as gone. He should us one last favour and convince his brother to join us if we decide to go for him.” Thorgan signed for Chelsea in 2012 from Lens, but he was shipped straight out on loan with Zulte Waregem for two seasons. He signed for Borussia Monchengladbach permanently in 2015, but is expected to leave this summer amid interest from a number of clubs. [bc_video video_id=”6014799966001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Chelsea to DEMAND Callum Hudson-Odoi to stay at club if Eden Hazard leaves for Real Madrid”]              
20 Mar 19
The Irish Sun
CHELSEA fans want Eden Hazard to be replaced by his brother Thorgan – but fear signing Christian Pulisic has blown their chances. The Blues allegedly gave up their first refusal clause on the Borussia Monchengladbach star as part of January’s deal for the American forward. Chelsea fans want Thorgan Hazard to fill the void left by his brother Hazard looks likely to leave Chelsea this summer after Real Madrid reportedly filed their first official bid for him. Supporters have urged the club to sign his younger brother to fill the void left at Stamford Bridge. But some are furious at the club for cutting ties with Thorgan when they signed Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund for £57m. Chelsea would have had first refusal on the Belgian, but they gave it up as BVB are keen to land him this summer. One seething supporter on Reddit said: “I heard we gave up first refusal when we bought Pulisic. Terrible business by our board.” Another added: “I remember seeing a load of Dortmund fans thinking it was great business for them to sell Pulisic and go in for Thorgan.” But some hopeful fans claimed Hazard should convince his brother to join them after he leaves. [article-rail-topic title=”latest chelsea news” term_id=”979″ posts_number=”12″ /] One said: “Eden’s as good as gone. He should us one last favour and convince his brother to join us if we decide to go for him.” Thorgan signed for Chelsea in 2012 from Lens, but he was shipped straight out on loan with Zulte Waregem for two seasons. He signed for Borussia Monchengladbach permanently in 2015, but is expected to leave this summer amid interest from a number of clubs. [bc_video video_id=”6014799966001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Chelsea to DEMAND Callum Hudson-Odoi to stay at club if Eden Hazard leaves for Real Madrid”]              
20 Mar 19
coach4aday

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20 Mar 19
ChelseaNews.com

Chelsea winger Willian is hopeful of extending his stay at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of his contract. The Brazilian’s current deal at the club expires in 2020, but the midfielder has revealed he has yet to be offered an extension: “I have one year left, but of course I want to play for this […]

20 Mar 19
New Delhi Times

Christian Pulisic has a vision of a transformed U.S. soccer team, a red-white-and-blue power that gives opponents sleepless nights similar the nightmares that plague players on the eve of facing Brazil or Germany. “I want them to fear them like a big team,” he said Tuesday, quickly acknowledging “obviously, we still feel we have a […]