Christian Pulisic received his second ever United States men's national team cap on Wednesday. The 17-year-old phenom did not disappoint in his 25 minutes of action. He changed the match as soon as he came on the field with his precise touches and dynamic movement.
One moment of the match stood out in particular. Pulisic won the ball from an Ecuador defender, used his body to shield the ball, then nutmegged another player to keep possession for the team. Like so:
Christian Pulisic. pic.twitter.com/i7cW0KB7ET— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) May 26, 2016
It's moments like these that make you realize just how talented the youngster is and why he's getting consistent minutes for a Champions League team in Borussia Dortmund. He's slowly but surely creeping into the national team picture, as well. If he keeps pulling off moves like this against much older and experienced players, he won't be starting many matches on the bench for long.
Klinsmann obviously thinks highly of him because he named him to the 23-man Copa America roster after just one appearance for the USMNT. Will he repay that faith and deliver in some high-profile matches this summer?