Christian Pulisic has risen to prominence with Borussia Dortmund, but it appears the U.S. Men’s National Team forward could be ready to take the next step in his young professional career.
According to German site Sport1, Pulisic is considering a transfer or loan away from the club in search of more playing time. Recently, the 17-year-old forward was left off of the club’s matchday roster for Sunday’s German SuperCup loss to Bayern Munich. Pulisic did feature for the club throughout preseason, scoring the lone goal in an International Champions Cup clash with Manchester City last month.
Pulisic broke through into Dortmund’s first team in January and played 12 total matches for the German powerhouse. In those 12 matches, Pulisic contributed a pair of goals, becoming the youngest non-German and fourth-youngest overall player to score a goal in the Bundesliga.
However, the club has recently added several players capable of playing out wide following the departure of incumbent starter Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Recent signings Mario Gotze, Andre Schurrle, Ousmane Dembélé and Emre Mor could all push Pulisic further down the pecking order as the club looks to challenge Bayern for the Bundesliga title.
The 17-year-old has earned six caps with the USMNT and scored his first professional goal in May against Bolivia. Pulisic was a member of Jurgen Klinsmann’s roster for the Copa America, where he made a pair of appearances throughout the tournament.
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