Sunday TV viewing: Pulisic on '60 Minutes'

It isn't often that soccer makes "60 Minutes," the CBS news magazine show celebrating its 50th anniversary. Sunday's show will feature -- you guessed it -- Christian Pulisic whom it has dubbed"the future of American soccer."

In recent years, "60 Minutes" has covered Barcelona's La Masia (January 2013) and the U.S. women's national team's gender discrimination suit (November 2016).

But it is rare that it has profiled a soccer player. In 2008, Anderson Cooper talked with David Beckham. Four years earlier, Leslie Stahl caught up with Freddy Adu as he began his first pre-season with D.C. United in Florida.

The stage on which Pulisic is spotlighted is just a little bigger: Borussia Dortmund's 81,000-seat Signal Iduna Park.

Sunday's show will air after NFL football at 7:30 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT).

6 comments about "Sunday TV viewing: Pulisic on '60 Minutes'".
  1. Theodore Eison, September 29, 2017 at 7:50 a.m.

    Something about Pulisic following in the steps of Freddy Adu makes me nervous. Why do they have to air this before we even qualify for the World Cup? "I have a bad feeling about this." Star Wars, right? It will be cool to see Pulisic on 60 mins, but I wish the hype train would slow down a little bit

  2. Cory Leonard replied, September 29, 2017 at 7:57 a.m.

    It’s not going to. Especially now that people in places like Real Madrid have stood up and taken notice. In the kid’s defense, he seems to be handling it a million times better than Freddy Adu ever did. Relax and enjoy it. I feel like if he were to fall on his face he’d have done it by now.

  3. Fire Paul Gardner Now replied, September 29, 2017 at 11:39 a.m.

    He's already accomplished more than Freddy Adu did in his entire career. Adu didn't succeed because he wasn't good enough, not because of a 60 minutes profile or other media attention.

  4. Jo river, September 29, 2017 at 10:26 a.m.

    CP is good...probably the best USA has ever produced...however he is far from a Ronalhildo, Messi, Neymar....he is good but not the top and never will be. That being said...he can disappear completely in Matches when he does not have equally good players next to him...the USMNT can not link more that two passes in a row under control attacking past the midfield. Until it can...we and CP will not be special

  5. Fire Paul Gardner Now replied, September 29, 2017 at 11:40 a.m.

    Yeah, he just turned 19 so clearly we know exactly how good he will be and how his career will progress. Wow, he's not as good as Messi - great analysis! That's really going out on a limb.

  6. cisco martinez, October 1, 2017 at 10:38 a.m.

    Pulisic is no Freddy Adu or Landon Donovan, he's better and what is scary is he is proving it week in and week out in the Bundesliga. Did we mention he already played in a quarter finals I. UEFA champions league at 18, starts for Dortmund, and Dortmund is in first right now!

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