SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Christian Pulisic

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Christian Pulisic

U.S. Men's National Team

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Christian Pulisic

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After dominating Friday night’s match, Christian Pulisic was tasked with showing he can bring his game on the road for a difficult World Cup qualifier. He did just that on Tuesday night, helping the U.S. Men’s National Team earn a valuable point.

Pulisic was far and away the USMNT’s most creative player on Tuesday night as he set up the lone goal in a 1-1 draw with Panama in Panama City. Pulisic’s efforts helped the U.S. snag a vital road point while earning the Borussia Dortmund midfielder his second straight honor as SBI USMNT Man of the Match.

From the opening whistle, Pulisic became a target as Panama repeatedly hacked the 18-year-old winger. Generally, Pulisic kept his goal, dealing with the physical play while making several direct runs through the heart of the midfield. Eventually, Pulisic broke through with a spectacular individual effort, muscling past Felipe Badoy while riding several challenges in the box. Eventually, Pulisic slipped a pass to Dempsey, feeding the veteran forward for one of the simplest finishes of his USMNT career.

Pulisic’s effort came just days after a marvelous performance against Honduras, earning the midfielder honors as SBI USMNT Man of the Match over Omar Gonzalez, Jorge Villafana and Tim Howard.

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