"I would say that the expectations some Americans put on me is too much. But I don't take it that way. I know no one means harm to me or wants to put too much pressure on me. It's kind of what they've
done or do in the past. A lot of countries do."
-- Christian Pulisic
, at winter training camp with Borussia Dortmund in Spain, on being considered at the age of 19 the most
important player on the U.S. national team. He said the pain of not qualifying for Russia 2018 won't go away until he plays in a World Cup. (ESPN FC