Christian Pulisic will make USMNT return in May

Christian Pulisic, who has not played for the USA since its 2-1 loss to Trinidad & Tobago knocked it out of the 2018 World Cup, will return for the first time when the USA faces Bolivia on May 28 in Chester, Pennsylvania.

U.S. interim coach Dave Sarachan confirmed Pulisic's return at a media event on Wednesday to promote the USA-Bolivia game in Chester, 90 miles from Pulisic's hometown of Hershey.

Pulisic, 19, will finish his third Bundesliga season with Borussia Dortmund on May 12. But instead of heading to the U.S. camp that will open May 21, Pulisic will first head to Los Angeles with Dortmund for a friendly against LAFC on May 22.

The Bolivia game will be the first of three games over 12 games. The USA will then travel to Europe to face Ireland June 2 in Dublin and France June 9 in Lyon. The USA-Bolivia game isn't during the FIFA window so that complicates the release of players.

Sarachan expects a "blend" of MLS and foreign-based players for the three games with more MLS players being used for Bolivia game and more foreign-based players used for the two games in Europe. MLS has scheduled a full slate of games for the weekends of June 1-2 and June 8-9.

Sarachan said he'd consider all the players he had in camp in March in Cary, North Carolina -- those who played in the 1-0 win over Paraguay and those who didn't.

"All managed to make an impression," he said.
4 comments about "Christian Pulisic will make USMNT return in May".
  1. Bob Ashpole, April 26, 2018 at 2:41 a.m.

    So when will the US MNT have a new coach? Bruce Arena resigned on October 13th, 5 and a half months ago. Meanwhile USSF elects a new president, reorganizes its staff, establishes 2 new board subcommittees, and announces that it will hire 2 general managers before hiring the new coach.

    Do you see a pattern yet?

  2. Bob Ashpole replied, April 26, 2018 at 2:42 a.m.

    I can't count. It has been 6 and a half months.

  3. Miguel Dedo, April 26, 2018 at 7:41 a.m.

    Who is available will not be clear until after the 2018 Cup, so one might not expect an appointment any time soon.

  4. Wooden Ships, April 26, 2018 at 8:16 a.m.

    Waiting on the GM hire, then the search and acceptance or not of the manager. Could still be awhile, maybe 2019. Hugo, Hugo, Hugo.

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