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SBI Americans Abroad Player of the Week: Christian Pulisic

Christian Pulisic capped off a strong season with Borussia Dortmund by helping his side to victory in the DFB-Pokal final on Saturday.

Pulisic came on as a substitute for Marco Reus at half time and had a strong impact up front. He helped provide the key moment of the match in the 66th minute by earning the penalty that set up Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang’s winning goal. He was bolting towards a 50-50 ball against Frankfurt keeper Lukas Hradecky and was brought down near the edge of the six-yard box, which called for the referee’s whistle and a spot kick.

He also had a shot in stoppage time that was blocked at the top of the penalty area and 15 completed passes in 28 total touches.

Pulisic is capping off a season where he scored five times and provided nine assists in all competitions. He started 15 Bundesliga games and an additional six in the Champions League for Dortmund. He played in all ten of their European matches, scoring one goal and notching two assists in the torunament. He did all this while making six starts for the U.S. Men’s National Team, including five in World Cup Qualifiers.

The winger beat out Danny Williams and Shane O’Neill for this week’s honors.

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

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