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SBI Americans Abroad Player of the Week: Christian Pulisic

Christian Pulisic may not have gotten a goal over the weekend, but he sure did contribute in a big way to a vital derby win.

The U.S. Men’s National Team winger drew a penalty kick while also drawing a foul on what turned out to be the decisive free kick in Borussia Dortmund 3-2 win over rivals Borussia Monchengladbach. Pulisic’s efforts helped the club bounce back from a midweek Champions League elimination while earning the winger honors as SBI Americans Abroad Player of the Week.

Just nine minutes into Saturday’s match, Pulisic was taken down in the box, opening the door for Marco Reus to bury the ensuing penalty kick for an early lead. That lead would eventually slip, but Pulisic’s game did not. The winger continuously sprayed dangerous passes around the field, and could have easily combined for a goal and an assist aside fellow youngster Ousmane Dembele. With minutes remaining, though, Pulisic was hacked down, prompting the sequence that saw Dortmund seal a late 3-2 win on a Raphael Guerrerio goal.

Pulisic beat out goalscorer Joe Corona as well as fellow Bundesliga regulars John Brooks and Timmy Chandler for this week’s award.

What did you think of Pulisic’s performance? Which American stood out to you this weekend?

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  1. Should we just call this the Christian Pulisic SBI:American Abroad of the Week Award, and give it to the American that comes closest to playing as well as CP?


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