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By RYAN TOLMICH
With a pair of Americans already counted amongst the club’s ranks, it looks like another U.S. youth international is set to join the Borussia Dortmund system.
U.S. U-17 National Team forward Christian Pulisic is reportedly set to join fellow U.S. youth stars Joe Gyau and Junior Flores with the Bundesliga club.
The 15-year-old forward, who hails from Hershey, Pa. and has featured for local developmental side PA Classics, already possesses a European passport through his Croatian grandfather, which will allow the young American to sign with the German club at age 16.
Pulisic, who spent the school year in Bradenton, Fla. as part of the U-17 residency program, chose the German powerhouses over a slew of European clubs, including Barcelona, Chelsea and Porto.
“They saw him and we’re blessed, because I think Germany’s a great country to develop talent,” said Mark Pulisic, Christian’s father and coach with the PA Classics. “Everything’s so Americanized now and Germany’s definitely a country that I think he’ll feel comfortable in, both soccer-wise and as far as schooling goes. We want to learn German, but English is spoken by [almost] everyone there. It’s gonna be neat. I’m excited it fell into Germany.
“It’s a place he’s never really been and trained, so I think things kind of work out for a reason.”
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