It appears that Christian Pulisic won’t be joining the U.S. Men’s National Team in Portugal this week.
— Sky Sport News (@SkySportNewsHD) November 5, 2017
According to Sky Sports, Pulisic, Shiji Kagawa and Pierre-Emmerick Aubameyang are set to remain in Dortmund throughout the international break. As a result, Pulisic would miss the USMNT’s friendly with Portugal, which is expected to be littered with young talent.
Pulisic was a consistent presence throughout World Cup qualifying and was both the USMNT and CONCACAF’s leading scorer throughout the Hexagonal run. Pulisic recently drew praise from his manager Peter Bosz and Lothar Matthaus following his efforts in a loss to Bayern Munich.
The U.S. roster is expected to drop on Tuesday ahead of the Nov. 14 friendly against Portugal, who will also be without one of its stars following the omission of Cristiano Ronaldo.