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Pulisic scores, assists in Dortmund’s German Cup win

Despite missing the beginning of October, Borussia Dortmund and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Christian Pulisic ended the month on a high note.

Pulisic started for Dortmund on Wednesday in their German Cup tie against Union Berlin, and did not disappoint. The 20-year-old scored the opening goal before assisting on his team’s second of the match.

In the 40th minute, Pulisic bagged his third goal in all competitions as he cleaned up a rebound from close range. It was Pulisic’s first goal since Sept. 22nd against Hoffenheim.

Not long after Union Berlin drew level, Pulisic set up Maximilian Philipp which helped Dortmund regain their advantage. Pulisic found the German who slotted a right-footed effort into the top-right corner. A great pass upfield by Pulisic sprung Philipp who rifled home his second goal of the season.

Pulisic drew a penalty in the final minute of extra time, allowing Marco Reus to score in the 120th minute. Dortmund remained perfect in 2018-19 and advance into the next round of the German DFB Pokal.

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  1. Played well….no need to overanalyze….Pulisic could score a hat trick and there will always be someone wondering why he didn’t score four goals….He’s been injured and is finding his rhythm again….

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    • He sure looked mediocre, playing with Dortmunds B team…Scored goal, had assist and drew foul that won game. He really sucks. Nice attempt at trolling but nobody buying.

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      • The fact is: he’s been dead weight in the Bundesliga all season. Maybe this is where he can contribute for his team.Nothing wrong with that.

    • At this rate, he’ll have 8-10 goals this year, and maybe as many assists. On a team that’s currently top of the Bundesliga, with ambitions to go far in the Champions League. A lot of teams would sign up for having that kind of “dead weight” on their roster.

      He’s had 4 coaches at Dortmund (not counting Klopp) and they’ve all played him. So they probably don’t share your assessment.

      Meanwhile, your boy Jonathan Gonzalez is stuck in oblivion. Seems like his career has flattened out ever since you proclaimed him better than Pulisic.

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      • Borussia has scored 29 Bundesliga goals so far. Pulisic has only contributed with one. That’s dead weight any which way you look at it.

    • A second division team in Germany is probably better than almost all the CONCACAF national teams. Of all the players who play for CONCACAF teams, I can’t think of anyone other than Pulisic who starts for a team as good as Dortmund, with the exception of GK Navas. Another trolling fail by Rob.

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    • 3 goals, 3 assists in 10 appearances (6 Bundesliga, 2 Champions League, 2 German Cup). And beyond those numbers, he’s also been responsible for a few other goals through free kicks/PKs that he’s drawn (like yesterday). Nobody’s saying he’s Mbappe, but if he keeps up at this pace he’ll have very solid numbers at the end of the season, on a top 20 team in the world.

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    • I think thats a great question despite the obvious style of play differences. Both players have great potential but need to add more end product soon. Rashford’s floor is probably about the Danny Welbeck level. Athletic do-it-all forward who can play anywhere across the line, but doesn’t have that little bit extra to be a top player. He could be a very dangerous player if he puts it all together.
      Pulisic really reminds me of a young Hazard. I think that is his ceiling. great control and quick twsty turny player who can drive into the box. Like Rashford, we are still waiting for him to make that great leap forward. Hazard had a very similar career trajectory with Lille. 3 seasons of being a talented young player w/o huge stats before becoming dominant at age 21ish. Pulisic is still far from that, but I really hope he can get there.

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    • yea, not sure how this was missed in summary. It was a good run and he would have likely scored if not for the pull, clear penalty and good work by puli.

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