Watch: Christian Pulisic score his seventh Bundesliga goal

Christian Pulisic, two days after his 19th birthday, scored his seventh Bundesliga goal and second in five games of this season. The American's strike capped Borussia Dortmund's 3-0 win over Hamburg SV that keeps BVB in first place of the Bundesliga, one point ahead of Bayern Munich.

9 comments about "Watch: Christian Pulisic score his seventh Bundesliga goal".
  1. Ben Myers, September 21, 2017 at 12:03 a.m.

    Even though Wood did not score any goals or assist, he, too, belongs on the USMNT starting 11. The Bundesliga plays FAST and technical, and Wood is fast and technical, else he would not be a Hamburg starter.
    I'd take him any day over Altidore, Wondo, or Dwyer, to name three (are there others?) who play in the awful MLS. Pulisic is a prodigous gem!

  2. frank schoon replied, September 21, 2017 at 9:20 a.m.

    Ben, Wood is fast but not technical and the only reasons,two actually, he should be on the USMNT is that he plays in Europe and there is no one else better to take his place. He is a run and gun type of player, very meat and potato technically ; he needs someone that plays behind him that can send him with a pass but he does not create. Pulisic is much more versatile.

  3. Fire Paul Gardner Now replied, September 21, 2017 at 11:19 a.m.

    I agree Wood is a first XI player for the USMNT but your critique of MLS is stale and out of date.

  4. Allan Lindh, September 21, 2017 at 3:43 a.m.

    But he better give up that stupid celebration slide before he hurts himself. Better to follow Messi's lead and just jog over to your team mates and congratulate them for setting it up.

  5. Ben Myers, September 21, 2017 at 11:44 p.m.

    I must be watching different MLS matches. The standard of play in MLS remains lower than the top European leagues (EPL, Bundesliga, Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1), and the second tier European leagues are in the same ballpark. And with the MLS importation of foreign marquee players, it is not a good vehicle to develop elite US players.

  6. frank schoon replied, September 22, 2017 at 6:31 a.m.

    Ben, exactly, this is why any American would jump at a chance to play in Europe

  7. Fire Paul Gardner Now replied, September 22, 2017 at 9:35 a.m.

    Ok but who has argued that MLS is at the level of top 5 leagues? No one that I've seen. I think it will reach that level eventually but not now or anytime soon. Of course if a kid is good enough to play at Dortmund like Pulisic he should go (keeping in mind that most Americans can't go abroad until age 18 unless they have an EU passport like Christian does). But it's facile to say Wood should always play over Altidore because his league his better. And, of course Frankie, not all Americans want to play in Europe. Wrong again.

  8. Joey Tremone replied, September 22, 2017 at 2:32 p.m.

    Agree with FPGN here. Yes, the Bundesliga is obviously better *in general*. It does not mean that every single player in it is better. I assure you that Miguel Almiron or Josef Martinez is better than most of the guys on the relegation battlers in Germany.

  9. Ben Myers, September 23, 2017 at 10:13 a.m.

    Nobody has argued that MLS is at the level of the top 5 leagues. THAT is exactly the point. US Mens soccer has a long way to go baby. I was in Israel 18 months ago, and managed to get tickets for a bunch of us to see a match in Haifa. The quality of play in tiny Israel's pro league is comparable to MLS, possibly better. No surprise either, because the Israel MNT has occasionally even had a ranking comparable to USMNT. (When Israel gets battered in the brutal European World Cup qualification, its ranking plummets.) In short, Israel, as in other endeavors, does a lot in soccer with very little. The US squanders its ample soccer resources with its non-system for developing elite players.

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