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Christian Pulisic Called Up to USMNT

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Captain America returns

Bolivia v United States Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that Christian Pulisic was created unequally special, that he is endowed, by his Creator, with certain unalienable Talents, that among these are Pace, Technique, and the pursuit of Trophies.

-Probably Thomas Jefferson in 1776

Let’s cut to the chase: Christian “Captain America” Pulisic is a special soccer talent. Maybe the best the US has ever seen. You’ve heard the legends. Youngest foreign Bundesliga scorer. Youngest ever 2 goal scorer. U17 to the first team of a Champions League club in one year.

Pulisic has once again been called up to the senior US Men’s National Team. He’ll be part of the squad that faces St. Vincent and the Grenadines then Trinidad and Tobago over the next two weeks. Still only 17, he is by far the youngest player in the group.

Also called up by Jurgen Klinsmann:

Goalkeepers (3): Brad Guzan (Middlesbrough), Ethan Horvath (Molde FC), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids)

Defenders (9): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), John Brooks (Hertha BSC), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City),Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)

Midfielders (9): Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Jermaine Jones (Colorado Rapids), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund), Caleb Stanko (FC Vaduz), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

Forwards (5): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Bobby Wood (Hamburg SV)