U.S. Abroad: Pulisic makes history with first goal

Christian Pulisicbecame the youngest foreign-born player to score in the Bundesliga when he scored Borussia Dortmund's first goal in a 3-0 win over Hamburg.

The 17-year-old Pulisic, who played the entire 90 minutes for the first time in seven Bundesliga appearances, is the fourth youngest player to score in a Bundesliga match.

The youngest player to score is Dortmund teammate and mentor Nuri Sahin, who plays for Turkey but was born and raised in Germany.



"It's unbelievable," Pulisic said on Sky after the game. "I am at a loss for words, can't really explain it."

Pulisic's goal in the 38th minute followed a short corner that was played to Mats Hummels, who laid the ball off to Pulisic, who slotted it inside the near post.

The game marked Pulisic's first home start at the Westfalenstadion. Dortmund was playing three days after its crushing 4-3 loss to Liverpool in the second leg of its Europa League quarterfinal series. Dortmund's next match is Wednesday against Hertha Berlin in the German Cup semifinals.

"We've got many good players," Pulisic said of the competition for playing time. "I can't make any claims. I am just happy about every minute I can be on the field."

2 comments about "U.S. Abroad: Pulisic makes history with first goal".
  1. Dustin Johnson, April 18, 2016 at 2:10 p.m.

    Every American soccer player needs this quote beating into their head. The reason we are great at Basketball and Football is that our kids understand this in those sports, in hockey and soccer mommy and daddy dont convey this and its the reason we will never be a world power in soccer and the why hockey is so regional.

    "We've got many good players," Pulisic said of the competition for playing time. "I can't make any claims. I am just happy about every minute I can be on the field."

  2. Fire Paul Gardner Now replied, April 19, 2016 at 12:25 p.m.

    I think a far bigger reason why we are "great" in these sports is that we are the only one that plays them. Certainly in the case of football. Even in basketball no other country has as many players as we do.

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