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SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Christian Pulisic

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The youngest member of the U.S. Men’s National team continues to step up when the team needs him most.

After a dreary first-half performance from the U.S., Christian Pulisic fired a pair of second half goals, leading the U.S. to a 2-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago. The effort helped the U.S. pick up three vital points in World Cup qualifying while earning Pulisic honors as SBI USMNT Man of the Match.

Pulisic was among the more active USMNT attackers throughout a lackluster first half as he repeatedly tried to drive at the T&T backline. The Soca Warriors responded with physicality as Pulisic was repeatedly fouled throughout the match. It wasn’t enough to keep him off the scoresheet, though. His first came just seven minutes into the second half as his run onto a DeAndre Yedlin cross was finished off with a close-range goal. His second came 10 minutes later, as he darted past the T&T backline before finishing near post to seal the win.

The 18-year-old’s brace earned him recognition as SBI USMNT Man of the Match, beating out Jozy Altidore, Darlington Nagbe and Jorge Villafana for Thursday’s honors.

What did you think of Pulisic’s performance? Which player stood out to you on Thursday?

Share your thoughts below.

5 comments
  • Yurgey

    Dempsey might soon become our all time scorer but he will just be keeping it warm for CP

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  • bizzy

    All I’m going to say is…….THANK GOODNESS FOR CHRISTIAN PULISIC!!!!!!!!

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  • alndres ventura

    Hirving lozano is very inflated player, mejican is good but not like the borusia dortmund Christian Pulisic
    Lozano will play whit Celta de Vigo,the mexican press have it like that a INFLATED,the american
    plays in one of the best germany team,Celta is a bad very bad team

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    • mike

      I am a Celta fan. They are not a bad team, I will say they are more so rebuilding. They made it to the Europa league last season and even though they finished mid table(13th out of 20) they made it to the semi finals of the Europa league this season. I actually have Lozano on my Celta career mode I started back during Jan so I can see the future, lol.

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  • Bill Minarik

    There were some good efforts here against a team which had played tough in its last 2 matches.
    However, the defense will have to tighten up some if they want to have a chance against Mexico.
    It just as easily could have been 2-2 if at sea-level and a marginal offside wasn’t called. Hopefully
    they spend a few days in Mexico City to acclimate themselves to the altitude. A draw here could
    go a long way to clinching a spot in Russia. A win would essentially clinch it. What will be need here will be an inspired effort for 90 minutes.

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