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Americans Abroad Player of the Week: Christian Pulisic

If Christian Pulisic can carry his club form over to the international stage this summer, the U.S. men’s national team will be in fine shape at the Copa America.

Pulisic shined once again for AC Milan on Saturday, scoring twice in a 5-1 Serie A victory over Cagliari. The USMNT attacker earned Man of the Match honors for the Rossoneri and also earned SBI Player of the Week honors for his performance.

Pulisic’s confident 59th minute finished doubled the Rossoneri’s lead at the San Siro before the 25-year-old capped off the final score at 5-1. His missile of a right-footed shot crossed the goal line before second-half stoppage time, giving Pulisic 15 goals this season across all competitions.

Not many players have enjoyed the immediate success that Pulisic has this season and that’s a testament to his hard work at preparing himself for a new role. Despite lifting zero trophies this season in Milan, Pulisic will be one of the key faces for the Rossoneri heading into the 2024-25 campaign.

AC Milan faces Torino and Salernitana in its final two matches this season, providing Pulisic with two final opportunities to add to his stats.

Here is a look at some of the other top Americans Abroad performers from this past week:

Gabriel Slonina

Eupen is headed down to the Belgian second-tier this summer, but the club did end its 2023-24 season on a winning note Saturday.

Gabriel Slonina posted a seven-save clean sheet as Eupen earned a 2-0 victory over Molenbeek. The Chelsea loanee endured many tough moments this season but was able to hang his head up high with a Man of the Match showing in front of the home supporters.

Cameron Carter-Vickers

Celtic moved one step closer to repeating as Scottish Premiership champions on Saturday.

Cameron Carter-Vickers logged a strong 90 minutes at Celtic Park as Brendan Rodgers’ squad defeated Glasgow rivals Rangers. The USMNT defender has continued to shine in the Celtic backline and Saturday’s win featured many good moments from the 26-year-old against a dynamic Rangers attack.

Dante Polvara

Dante Polvara’s first goalscoring performance since October helped Aberdeen continue its recent winning run.

Polvara scored his first goal since Oct. 26 as Aberdeen rolled past Hibernian 4-0 in SPFL action. After being in-and-out of the squad over the winter, Polvara has played a key role for Aberdeen over recent weeks.

Joe Scally

Joe Scally got his name on the stat-sheet Saturday as Borussia Moenchengladbach earned one point at home.

Scally set up the opening goal for Gladbach in a 1-1 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt. The U.S. men’s national team fullback also excelled defensively, winning seven duels and drawing four fouls.

The 21-year-old will aim for a strong conclusion to his season before USMNT involvement this summer.

What did you think of these individual performances this past week? Was there anyone left off the list that you would’ve added?

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