Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
U.S. U-17s move into semifinals against Ecuador
by Paul Kennedy, August 6th, 2014 6:06PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  colombia, u.s. under-17 men's national team

MOST COMMENTED

[COPA MEXICO DE NACIONES] The USA moved into the semifinals of the Copa Mexico de Naciones for under-17 national teams with a 3-0 shootout win over Colombia after their game Wednesday in Mexico City ended 1-1. Borussia Dortmund-bound Christian Pulisic scored in his fourth straight game for the USA.

Pulisic, who is only 15, scored in the 16th minute to give him six goals in four games and was one of three Americans to convert from the penalty spot along with Elijah Rice and Danny Barbir. Edward Bolanos evened the score for Colombia in the first half.

Pulisic's cousin, Will Pulisic, came on late in the second half for Kevin Silva in goal. He stopped the second Colombian attempt in the shootout. The two other shots hit the woodwork as the USA moved into the semifinals against Ecuador. Brazil will face Paraguay in Friday's other semifinal match.

Christian Pulisic, whose parents both played soccer at George Mason, will move to Dortmund with his father as soon as all the paperwork is sorted out. He will be able to play there because he will obtain a Croatian passport. His grandfather is a Croatian immigrant.


5 comments
  1. John DiFiore
    commented on: August 7, 2014 at 1:27 a.m.
    Why does a Croatian passport help you play soccer in Germany??

  1. James Froehlich
    commented on: August 7, 2014 at 10:59 a.m.
    Hopefully we see Christian moving up the "U-" ladder. Would love to see him on the rosters for the big tournaments coming up over the next few years.

  1. James Froehlich
    commented on: August 7, 2014 at 11:01 a.m.
    John D -- I think it's because of the European Union rules that allow open borders within the EU.

  1. John DiFiore
    commented on: August 7, 2014 at 3:43 p.m.
    Ahh..ok. Thanks James.

  1. Robert Kiernan
    commented on: August 10, 2014 at 9:06 a.m.
    Croatia became the latest member of the EU in 2013... so yes his having dual citizenship means he can directly get a work permit to play in any of the EU con ties, in this case Germany.


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Where to Watch European Soccer    
Here are 329 places Soccer America readers recommend where you should go to watch soccer for ...
Mario Goetze's beautiful backward nutmeg on Brecko    
[VIDEO PICK: Skills] Mario Goetze, Germany's World Cup final hero, not only has a nose for ...
This season's most amazing free kick so far    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] You can hardly blame Hamburg SV goalkeeper Jaroslav Drobny for remaining rooted to ...
Soccer America Power Rankings    
[MLS: Week 29] Robbie Keane ran wild in the major-market matchup of Designated Players to keep ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"I've always tried to be a guy who makes the right play in front of the ...
Onus on Cavani for PSG against Barcelona    
[UCL: Three Games to Watch] Paris St. Germain-Barcelona is the marquee match of Matchday 2 in ...
What They're Saying: Paul McGinley    
"I bounced ideas off him all week, he didn't preach to me, he didn't tell me ...
MLS's nouveau riche dominate millionaire club    
[MAKING A LIST] Big money has been flowing into Major League Soccer. Of the 15 players ...
USA and Brazil to play U-23 match in Brasilia    
[DATEBOOK] The U.S. World Cup team never got to Brasilia, falling in the round of 16 ...
Report: Chivas USA set to go on hiatus after 2014 season    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The news should come as no surprise. Chivas USA, sold back to MLS by ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives