First strike for Dortmund starlet Pulisic

Borussia Dortmund’s 17-year old wonderkid Christian Pulisic scored his first goal for the Yellow’s first team to help his side claim a 4-1 victory over South Korean side Joenbuk Motors in Dubai on Friday afternoon.

The attacking midfielder scored the last goal of the game in stoppage time, receiving the ball from Shinji Kagawa on the left side before cutting in and firing a low shot into the bottom left corner. After a number of impressive performances for Hannes Wolf’s under 19 side scoring four goals and making three assists in the A-Jungend Bundesliga West, he was promoted with a place in Thomas Tuchel’s squad to play and train at their camp in Dubai whilst the Bundesliga is on its winter break.

Pulisic is a versatile player and can play on the wing or as a secondary striker not just his favored number 10 role. He has previously notched up five goals and five assists in the DFB Junioren-Pokal.

His parents Mark and Paul introduced the game from the moment their son could walk. Pulisic was quoted saying: “I always had a soccer ball with me. I could never stop. As young as I can remember my dad was always throwing a soccer ball at me,” he added.

The youngster who was born in Hershey, Pennsylvania has Croatian heritage due to his father’s ancestry but was a bright spark for the USA under-17’s at the 2015 World Cup in Chile, despite his sides early group stage exit. As he is a rising star of the Dortmund youth set-up he will be a name to note for the future. It seems he could be the next American to have success overseas.

Photo by MARCELO HERNANDEZ/AFP/Getty Images

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Sam May

Sam May is a Sports Journalism student currently studying at the University of Chester. He’s part of the media team at Tranmere Rovers Football Club and complete’s their official home match reports. Aspiring to be a senior Sports Journalist or TV Commentator, he has completed a work placement with The Daily Mail. Other work lined up includes: The Independent, Press Association, Liverpool Echo, Shoot Magazine and Plymouth Argyle Football Club. Follow Sam: @Sam95May