"It's the sort of performance we expect from [Pulisic] and he expects from himself." said Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel. "Christian did very well."
Pulisic has one goal and three assists in two starts this season for Dortmund to follow up two goals and two assists in the USA's two wins (6-0 and 4-0) in World Cup 2018 qualifying. That gives him three goals and five assists in four games during which his team has outscored its opponent, 22-0.
His third Bundesliga goal for Dortmund makes him only the second
player with three Bundesliga goals before his 18th birthday. The performance against Legia Warsaw in the Champions League and Darmstadt prompted speculation about Pulisic's future. Sport Bild reported on Sunday that Dortmund wants to offer
Pulisic a new contract to beat off interest from other clubs, notably Liverpool.
"I'm very happy," he said after the game. "I think I had a very strong performance in the second half. I'm always happy to come out with goals and assists, I think that's what an attacker should do."
Pulisic will celebrated his birthday on Sunday by going to a Justin Bieber concert at Lanxess Arena in Cologne.
"It was definitely a good early birthday present to get the goal," he said. "I'm very excited to go with my friends on my birthday."
Conor O’Brien (Horsens), 90 minutes, 0-2 vs. FC Copenhagen
George Fochive (Viborg), 90 minutes, 2-0 at Brondby
ENGLAND, Premier League
Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), 90 minutes, 1-4 at Crystal Palace
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland), DNP, 0-1 at Tottenham
Brad Guzan (Middlesbrough), DNP, 1-3 at Everton
ENGLAND, League Championship
Eric Lichaj (Nott. Forest), 90 minutes, 1-2 vs. Norwich City
Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City), 90 minutes, 2-1 vs. Sheffield Wednesday
Danny Williams (Reading), 90 minutes, 1 yellow card, 2-1 at Barnsley
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United), DNP, 0-2 vs. Wolves
Timmy Chandler (Ein. Frankfurt), 90 minutes, 2-1 vs. Bayer Leverkusen
Julian Green (Bayern Munich), DNP, 3-1 vs. Ingolstadt
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen), sub-35 minutes, 1 assist, 1 red card, 1-4 at Bor. Moenchengladbach
Fabian Johnson (Bor. Moenchengladbach), 86 minutes, 1 assist, 4-1 vs. Werder Bremen
Alfredo Morales (FC Ingolstadt), 64 minutes, 1-3 at Bayern Munich
Christian Pulisic (Bor. Dortmund), 90 minutes, 1 goal, 2 assists, 6-0 vs. Darmstadt
Bobby Wood (Hamburg), 84 minutes, 1 yellow card, 0-4 vs. RB Leipzig
Note: John Brooks (Hertha Berlin) is injured.
GERMANY, 2. Bundesliga
Russell Canouse (Bochum), DNP, 5-4 vs. Nuremberg
Jerome Kiesewetter (Fortuna Duesseldorf), sub-19 minutes, 0-2 at Heidenheim
Andre Wooten (Sandhausen), 65 minutes, 1-2 at Eintracht Braunschweig
ISRAEL, Ligat ha’Al
Aaron Schoenfeld (Hapoel Tel Aviv), 70 minutes, 1 goal, 3-3 vs. Ironi Kiryat Shmona
MEXICO, Liga MX
Paul Arriola (Tijuana), sub-4 minutes, 2-2 at Pachuca
Jonathan Bornstein (Queretaro), sub-17 minutes vs. Monterrey
Greg Garza (Tijuana), DNP, 2-2 at Pachuca
Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca), 90 minutes, 1 own goal, 2-2 vs. Tijuana
Michael Orozco (Tijuana), 90 minutes, 2-2 at Pachuca
Jose Torres (Tigres), 66 minutes, 2-1 vs. Puebla
Marco Vidal (Veracruz), DNP, 1-3 vs. Morelia
Jorge Villafana (Santos), 90 minutes, 3-1 vs. UNAM
William Yarbrough (Leon), 90 minutes, 2-0 at Club America
Matt Miazga (Vitesse), DNP, 2-0 vs. Go Head Eagles
Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht), DNP, 1-5 at Groningen
NETHERLANDS, Eerste Divisie
Shane O'Neill, NAC Breda, sub-16 minutes, 1 goal, 4-2 at RKC
Alex De John (Start), 90 minutes, 0-2 at Rosenborg
Alex Horwath (Brann), 90 minutes, 3-1 at Bodo/Glimt
Cole Grossman (Stabaek), 90 minutes, 1-0 at Odd
Josh Gatt (Molde), DNP, 0-1 at Viking
Ethan Horvath (Molde), 90 minutes, 0-1 at Viking
SCOTLAND, Premier League
Perry Kitchen (Hearts), 90 minutes, 1-0 at St. Johnstone
Bjorn Johnsen (Hearts), 72 minutes, 1-0 at St. Johnstone
Sunday: Matt Pyzdrowski (Helsingborg), vs. Norrkoeping
Andrew Stadler (Ostersunds), sub-32 minutes, 0-2 at Kalmar
Brendan Hines-Ike (Orebro), sub-4 minutes, 3-3 vs. GIF Sundsvall