From an American perspective, Pulisic is a once-in-a-generation player. In a major talent-producing European country like Spain, Germany or France, players like Pulisic come along two or three at a time.
But with Ousmane Dembele sold to Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund in first place in the Bundesliga -- five wins and one tie, 14 goals in the last three games -- the spotlight has started to shine more closely on Pulisic.
1. Mark Uth, Hoffenheim, 2.30
2. Jean-Kevin Augustin, RB Leipzig 2.38
3. Christian Pulisic, Borussia Dortmund 2.40
3. Maximilian Philipp, Borussia Dortmund 2.40
5. Santiago Ascacibar, VfB Stuttgart 2.50
5. Dennis Geiger, Hoffenheim 2.50
5. Nuri Sahin, Borussia Dortmund 2.50
5. Yann Sommer, Bor. M'Gladbach 2.50
Note: Kicker average player ratings.
Pulisic isn't the only player who has been playing well for Dortmund -- indeed, first-year players Maximilian Philipp and Andriy Yarmolenko might start ahead of him on the wings Tuesday against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League -- but the Madrid media have decided to jump on the Pulisic hype train.
El Mundo called Pulisic "El Figo yanki" after former Portuguese great Luis Figo, who played for Real Madrid (and Barcelona) and who was Pulisic's hero as a child. Don Balon referred to Pulisic as "el nuevo Figo" for his style of play.
El Mundo noted that Pulisic, at the age of 19, already has the No. 10 on his back when he plays for the national team and he is already the great American hope.
Without identifying any sources, Don Balon reported Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, after losing Dembele to Barcelona, has his sights set on signing Pulisic, who would be, Don Balon was quick to remind its readers, the first American to play for Real Madrid.
Pulisic has already played against Real Madrid. In only his second Champions League appearance last season, he came off the bench to help set up Dortmund's late goal in its 2-2 tie at the Signal-Iduna-Park.
Pulisic, who has started five of six Bundesliga games and Dortmund's opening Champions League, does not seem to be concerned about whether he starts or comes off the bench.
"We have a lot of good players," he told the Bundesliga Web site, "so we know that anyone we put on the field is going to do a good job and that's what's happening at the moment. We feel really good right now. We're confident and we'll take it from there."
Borussia Dortmund's new guard:
28 Omer Toprak (Bayer Leverkusen)
27 Andriy Yarmolenko (Dynamo Kiev/UKR)
23 Maximilian Philipp (Freiburg)
23 Jeremy Toljan (Hoffenheim)
21 Mahmoud Dahoud (Borussia M'Gladbach)
18 Dan-Axel Zagadou (Paris SG/FRA)