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Is it time to panic about Christian Pulisic at Chelsea?

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  1. Wow now I am worried. Pulisic cant even score on a leauge two side. Even defenders got on the s ore sheet. I did not look to see if he got any assist bump ass It we need the kid scoring.

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  2. Way to early to panic but he does need to establish himself now before transfer ban ends….or he will be forgotten after 10 new signings come on board…

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    • It takes one to know one, you talking about yourself too. Again he could not even score on a league two side that is English 4th division.

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  3. First of all, big thanks to Ives for doing this segment on Pulisic’s situations at Chelsea. I personally was actually less worried about Pulisic’s career in Europe than the USMNT’s situations. Pulisic’s is young and talented, and will continue to grow and develop his technical, tactical skills and experience whether it is at Chelsea or else where. I’m much more concerned with the USSF, Don Garber, MLS owners & investors, Greg Berhalter, GM Stewart getting pressured by political and monetary reasons to become overly reliance on underperforming MLS players such as Trapp, Lovitz, over the hill veterans Omar Gonzalez, Bradley and Zardes at the central striker position. By playing these more experienced players right now means less valuable opportunities for young and potentially more capable players to be exposed to international competitions, especially WC qualifications starts next June. When Pulisic is not playing much at Chelsea, he will show the rustiness, low confidence and less aggressiveness wherever he gets to play, just like at Dortmund last season. The USMNT has already failed miserably to qualify for the last WC. I pray and hope that Pulisic, Adam, Mckennie, Steffen, Sargent, Weah, hopefully Dest, Miazga, Ethan Horvath, Ledezma, Soto, Giovanni Reyna, Mendez, Hydman, Reggie Cannon, Nick Lima, Pomykal, Mihailovic, Palmer Brown, CCV, Richards, Gloster, etc. will be in top forms when the USMNT kicks off the WC qualifications next year. The more they play at club levels, the better the US performances will be.

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    • WC qualifying does not start until September. The Nations League Semis and Finals will be in June and the Olympic qualifying will be in March.

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  4. If he scores today tomorrow’s headline will be along the lines of “Did Pulisic make a mistake by not signing with Real Madrid or ManCity”?

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  5. I don’t think that too many thought he would play here. So why would it change now that he is on the team?
    or did you mean that Chelsea should panic?

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  6. If after 2 weeks he has not played at least close to 80 minutes I would worry but there are plenty of games 5 within the next two and a half weeks so I know he will get playing time and I don’t think he gets called to the national team so that he can show what he can do if given more playing time. At this point I think it’s a priority for him to be doing great at chelsea instead of with the National team it is clear that with the US men’s team no one has correctly found his position but he is a #10.

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    • He is playing for a struggling national team, where he leads the conversation about being the best player on team, which by the way has no 10 or forward………
      …….and STILL can’t play 10 for them.
      He is NOT a 10.

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      • Struggling national team? Finished 2nd in GC in which none of the first 5 matches were ever in doubt. Lost to one of the deepest Mexican squads in sometime. As a #10 he has 10 goals and 7 assists in 14 matches (5 WC qualifiers and 5 GC) that doesn’t sound like failing to me. 9 wins 2 draws 3 losses with CP as a #10, averaging as a team 2.4 goals. As a wing 1 goal and 2 assists, team 5 wins 3 draws 8 losses, averaging 1.1 goals having been shutout 7 times when CP is on the wing.

  7. He just turned 21 and is in a new league, which happens to be the toughest in the world, so give him time to adjust and compete for a spot. If after the winter break he is getting zero playing time, then I’d start to get worried and there should be talk of a loan.

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  8. Hahaha absolutely not…..

    Kurt Zouma sometimes comes off the bench for Chelsea – plays for the French national team

    Ross Barkley sometimes comes off the bench for Chelsea – plays for the English national team

    William sometimes comes off the bench for Chelsea – plays for the Brazilian national team

    Olivier Giroud sometimes comes off the bench for Chelsea – plays for the French national team

    Marcos Alonso sometimes comes off the bench for Chelsea – plays for the Spanish national team

    So with that being said, player development, career choices or making the USMNT is not a problem if you sit on the bench for a team like Chelsea FC

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    • Exactly, Altidore still scored for the US when he was with Sunderland and Hull, Dempsey still dominated for US when battling for time with Spurs, Donovan had good seasons for Nats when struggling at Leverkuesen and Bayern.

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  9. If its one thing US fans ate good for, its overreacting……Pulisic will be fine, he’s a big boy now and the USMNT will be fine as well while we’re at it!!!

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  10. Only US soccer fans would panic over a players future over the span of a few games after joining a new team and league. I’m not worried about Pulisic.

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