This morning, Christian Pulisic added another award to his trophy case when the United States Soccer Federation announced his selection as 2019 Male Player of the Year. It’s his second award in three years, having previously won the award in 2017.
Pulisic, who was the youngest to ever win the award when he won in 2017, is now the youngest to win it twice (21 years, 85 days). He’s also the 7th player to win multiple Male Player of the Year awards, joining Landon Donovan (4), Clint Dempsey (3), Kasey Keller (3), Tim Howard (2), Jozy Altidore (2), and Marcelo Balboa (2).
Christian Pulisic narrowly beat out Jordan Morris for the award, which was for accolades with club and country. Pulisic received 38% of the vote to Morris’ 35%. Pulisic had 5 goals and 3 assists for the USMNT in 2019, earning a place on the CONCACAF Gold Cup Best XI. For his club, he earned a big transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Chelsea in January, who lent him back to Dortmund until May. He scored 3 goals and added 2 assists for Dortmund, and has 5 goals and 4 assists for Chelsea so far this season. He became only the 2nd American to score a hat trick in the Premier League when he put a trio of goals in the net against Burnley on October 26th.
At 21 years, 85 days, @cpulisic_10 becomes the youngest player to win the award twice, and 7th player to win it multiple times.— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) December 12, 2019
He joins @LandonDonovan (4); @clint_dempsey, @KaseyKeller18; @JozyAltidore, @MarceloBalboa17, @TimHowardGK (2 each).
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Congrats on yet another historic year to Christian Pulisic!