He was named named the USA Men's National Team's Player of the Year by US Soccer in 2017 and in June he ruled out a move to Dortmund's deadly rivals Bayern Munich. But at a time when the sport in the country is tearing itself apart following the failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, with a presidential election being contested, this presents something of a paradox. "Obviously it'll never really go away, so it was devastating".
The Reds have just lost their talisman in Philippe Coutinho and are desperate for a player who can replace his creativity and quality in the first team. Pulisic himself seems too level-headed to eye up a move to bigger, more pressurised clubs before he's fully formed as one of those rare attacking midfielders who can make the difference every single time they touch the ball. With a number of targets in the hat - namely Ivan Perisic, Gareth Bale and Malcom - the Premier League giants have made a decision to add another to the list - Christian Pulisic.
Pulisic admitted he thinks the expectations that have been placed at his feet have gone a bit too far, though he understands why it has happened and doesn't think the U.S.is unique in that regard.
Pulisic has played with Borussia Dortmund since 2015. I don't care much about that. "But I don't take it that way".
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In beating Georgia, which was on the brink of its first national title since 1980, Alabama unveiled its next crop of stars. Time and time again, Fromm found ways to get his team out of trouble. "I'm so happy for him, happy for this team".
After the qualification miss, there have been calls to overhaul the structure of everything involved with U.S. Soccer.
"I played one year of competitive basketball actually". Listening to the the 19-year-old contrast the incredible amount of attention and hope heaped upon him in the States with being "just a good team player, a piece of the puzzle" in one of the Bundesliga's leading clubs, it's clear where his preference lies. "How they grow their youth players into full professionals... you're fighting really for a pro contract even better and I think if we continue to do that then of course players will come up and there will be new talents and new things going on", he explained.