Christian Pulisic: Youngest U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year

Two years younger than when Landon Donovan won the award in 2003, 19-year-old Christian Pulisic  is the 2017 U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year.

Four-time winner Donovan won it for first time at age 21 in 2003. Pulisic, a starter at Borussia Dortmund, scored six goals and assisted four times in nine games in 2017 -- and was directly (goal or assist) or indirectly (earning a free kick, rebound on a shot), involved in 13 of the 17 U.S. goals scored in games he played in.

Pulisic received 94 percent of the tabulated votes, from men's national team players who earned a cap in 2017, men's national team and youth men's national team coaches, MLS, NASL and USA head coaches -- and select former players, administrators and media members.

U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year
1984 Rick Davis
1985 Perry Van der Beck
1986 Paul Caligiuri
1987 Brent Goulet
1988 Peter Vermes
1989 Mike Windischmann
1990 Tab Ramos
1991 Hugo Perez
1992 Marcelo Balboa
1993 Thomas Dooley
1994 Marcelo Balboa
1995 Alexi Lalas
1996 Eric Wynalda
1997 Kasey Keller
1998 Cobi Jones
1999 Kasey Keller
2000 Chris Armas
2001 Earnie Stewart
2002 Brad Friedel
2003 Landon Donovan
2004 Landon Donovan
2005 Kasey Keller
2006 Oguchi Onyewu
2007 Clint Dempsey
2008 Tim Howard
2009 Landon Donovan
2010 Landon Donovan
2011 Clint Dempsey
2012 Clint Dempsey
2013 Jozy Altidore
2014 Tim Howard
2015 Michael Bradley
2016 Jozy Altidore
2017 Christian Pulisic

2 comments about "Christian Pulisic: Youngest U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year".
  1. Wooden Ships, December 14, 2017 at 7:57 p.m.

    How was it not unanimous? And, how does one spell envy?

  2. Bob Ashpole replied, December 15, 2017 at 5:41 p.m.

    Certainly well deserved.

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