All the talk of Jordan Morris
' decision to turn down a contract offer from Werder Bremen overshadowed the fact that 17-year-old Christian Pulisic
appeared in another Borussia Dortmund
match, a 3-1 win over Sparta Prague in Essen in the last friendly match of the winter break.
African Player of the Year Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
scored twice and Armenian
had the third goal for BVB, which resumes its Bundesliga campaign against Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday.
Pulisic came on for German international
with 30 minutes to play and the score still 1-1.
Coach Thomas Tuchel
was missing five starters, so the chances of Pulisic dressing against Gladbach are slim, but
his appearance -- the third straight for Pulisic -- shows how much faith Dortmund has in the young Pennsylvanian. Jan. 19 in Essen Borussia Dortmund 3 Sparta Prague 1.
Goals: Aubameyang 41, 65, Mkhitaryan 68; Lafata 49. Borussia Dortmund --
Buerki, Piszczek (Durm, 61), Sokratis (Subotic, 61), Hummels, Park
(Passlack, 76), Gundogan (Ginter, 61), Weigl (Stenzel, 76), Castro (Leitner, 61), Mkhitaryan (Bruun Larsen, 76), Aubameyang (Serra, 76), Reus (Pulisic, 61)