5 things to know about new Chelsea signing Christian Pulisic


He has football written in his genes

Pulisic is the son of Mark and Kelly Pulisic, both playing football for George Mason University. Father Mark even played professional indoor football, and later became a coach. His cousin Will is also on the books of Dortmund U-17 and also the National Team.


From Chocolate town

Hershey, Pennsylvania makes the best Chocolate syrups and kisses. Period. Christian Pulisic’s home belongs to the sweetest part of the World, and the US boy wonder has often caught everybody’s attention with his sweet yet swift dribbling and childish looks.

Pulisic moved to Dortmund when he was 16, but he has been playing football for a long time now. However, his propensity to dribble doesn’t leave a sweet taste with defenders, and he is one of the few players to have been felled regularly last season.


His 1-year stint in England

Pulisic has received a healthy dose of English football right from the age of 7, and his first professional training came under Brackley Town where he spent a year. Mark often credits Pulisic’s football craze due to his stint with Brackley. Pulisic was instantly attracted to the Premier League, and he loved the craze he saw during the games.

Pulisic after his move being finalized revealed that he always wanted to be a part of EPL, although he was not sure which club he dreamt of during his Brackley days.


Youth records in Dortmund

After being swooped in by Dortmund when Pulisic was just 16, he quickly rose through the ranks after stellar displays at youth level. He debuted for the club in January 2016, and scored his first goal against Hamburg at the tender age of 17 years and 212 days. He bettered this by adding one more, and was bestowed with the tag of youngest Dortmund player ever record. His Champions League debut also broke the record of youngest player ever from Dortmund.

Pulisic may not have wished to spend his last few months on bench, but he is revered by Signal Iduna Park faithful, and he has reiterated his gratitude towards them.


Record breaking spree with USMNT

Pulisic could have played for Croatia alongside Modric and Rakitic, but he chose to represent the country he was born in. Pulisic is already a star for USMNT, and his record of youngest ever to play in a World Cup qualifier won’t be easily broken. He broke Landon Donovan’s record of being the youngest captain when he took the armband at the age of 19. Sarachan and then Berhalter have spoken highly of Pulisic, and they expect him to carry the burden of US faithful for some time now.

Pulisic has netted 9 in his 23 senior games, and by the looks of it, Donovan and Dempsey will finally see their heir reach new heights.