U.S. Abroad 25 and younger Tracker: Pulisic is 'best player' for Dortmund in 'Der Klassiker' defeat

One of Christian Pulisic's best games of the season couldn't prevent Borussia Dortmund from going down to defeat again, a 3-1 loss to Bayern that dropped it six points behind the Bundesliga leaders.

Pulisic helped set up the lone Dortmund goal, beating two Bayern players in the corner and nutmegging Arjen Robben before laying the ball off to Marc Barta, who scored with a curling shot past Bayern keeper Sven Ulreich.

"For me, Christian Pulisic was the best player on our team," Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz said. "[He was] on a level with our fans, who still supported us despite the 3-0 deficit. That was incredible, I've hardly ever seen that before. Christian exuded a lot of pressure and showed great maturity but our fans but our fans were incredible today."

-- Caleb Stanko made his first Bundesliga debut, starting for Freiburg in its 1-0 loss to Schalke 04 that saw teenager Weston McKennie return to Schalke's starting lineup.

Weekend Tracker:
GOALKEEPERS:
Sunday:
Lalo Fernandez (24, Tigres/MEX), vs. Necaxa
Jonathan Klinsmann (20, Hertha Berlin/GER), at Wolfsburg
Ethan Horvath (22, Club Brugge/BEL), at Anderlecht
Brady Scott (18, FC Cologne/GER), vs. Hoffenheim

DEFENDERS:
*Cameron Carter-Vickers (19, Sheffield United/ENG 2), 90 minutes, 1 assist, 4-1 vs. Hull City
Shane O'Neill (24, Excelsior/NED), did not dress, 1-0 vs. Roda JC
Desevio Payne (21, Excelsior/NED), did not dress, 1-0 vs. Roda JC
*Antonee Robinson (20, Bolton Wanderers), 90 minutes, 2-1 vs. Norwich City
Caleb Stanko (24, Freiburg/GER), 90 minutes, 0-1 vs. Schalke 04
DeAndre Yedlin (24, Newcastle United/ENG), 90 minutes, 0-1 vs. Bournemouth
Sunday:
Ventura Alvarado (25, Santos Laguna/MEX), at UNAM
John Brooks (24, Wolfsburg/GER), vs. Hertha Berlin
*Matt Miazga (22, Vitesse/NED), vs. PEC Zwolle
Shaq Moore (20, Levante/ESP), vs. Girona

MIDFIELDERS:
Luca de la Torre (19, Fulham/ENG 2), did not dress, 0-2 at Middlesbrough
Jonathan Gonzalez (18, Monterrey/MEX), sub-38 minutes, 1-2 at Lobos BUAP
Alejandro Guido (23, Tijuana/MEX), 71 minutes, 2-1 vs. Leon
Emerson Hyndman (21, Bournemouth/ENG), did not dress, 1-0 at Newcastle United
Weston McKennie (19, Schalke 04/GER), 90 minutes, 1-0 at Freiburg
Christian Pulisic (19, Bor. Dortmund/GER), 90 minutes, 1-3 vs. Bayern Munich
Kenny Saief (23, Gent/BEL), on bench, 1-0 vs. Standard Liege
Juan Pablo Torres (18, Lokeren/BEL), did not dress, 0-0 at Genk
Sunday:
Lyndon Gooch (21, Sunderland/ENG 2), at Middlesbrough (Sunday)
Jerome Kiesewetter (24, Fortuna Duesseldorf/GER 2), vs. Heidenheim (Sunday)
Kyle Scott (19, Chelsea/ENG), vs. Manchester United (Sunday)

FORWARDS:
*McKinze Gaines (19, Darmstadt/GER 2), did not dress, 2-2 at Eintracht Braunschweig
Julian Green (22, Greuther Fuerth/GER 2), did not dress, 2-3 at Jahn Regensburg
*Andrija Novakovich (21, Telstar/NED 2), 90 minutes, 3-1 vs. Go Ahead Eagles
Maki Tall (22, Tours/FRA 2), did not dress, 3-2, vs. Bourg-en-Bresse
Bobby Wood (24, Hamburg/GER), on bench, 3-1 vs. VfB Stuttgart
*Haji Wright (19, Sandhausen/GER 2), sub-10 minutes, 0-1 vs. Duisburg
Sunday:
*Josh Perez (19, Livorno/ITA 3), at Robur Siena (Sunday)
Rubio Rubin (21, Stabaek/NOR), at Odd (Sunday)
Emmanuel Sabbi (19, Hobro/DEN), vs. AaB (Sunday)
Monday:
Jordan Siebatcheu (21, Reims/FRA 2), at Le Havre (Monday)
2 comments about "U.S. Abroad 25 and younger Tracker: Pulisic is 'best player' for Dortmund in 'Der Klassiker' defeat".
  1. beautiful game, November 5, 2017 at 9:40 a.m.

    The time is now to acquire Pulisic by a top club...IMHO, at his current performance level, he'e worth $40-50M...double that in another year or two.

  2. Bob Ashpole replied, November 6, 2017 at 1:11 a.m.

    Pulisic gains nothing important to a 19 year old by moving to another club. Don't let Dortman's successes make you forget that Dortman is fielding a young team for the future and the future looks very promising. 

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