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Christian Pulisic: Why is the best american player in the history?

By Mauricio Saenz

Christian Pulisic: Why is the best american player in the history?

The great present of the Chelsea player reignited an old debate

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The history of soccer in the United States presents a long list of great players. Bert Patenaude, Walter Bahr, Eric Wynalda, John Harkes, Cobi Jones, Marcelo Balboa, Tab Ramos, Brian McBride, Claudio Reyna, DaMarcus Beasley, Carlos Bocanegra, Tim Howard, Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan, Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore and Christian Pulisic , among others, can be mentioned as the most outstanding. However, the great present that Pulisic has opened an old debate: who is the best of all time?

Those in memory will say that Patenaude is the most prominent as he was the first to write his name on the golden pages of world football. Others will bet on Bahr or Wynalda. Adults will go for Cobi Jones, Carlos Bocanegra, goalkeeper Tim Howard or Clint Dempsey. Or maybe they won't enter the debate and say that the greatest of all time is Landon Donovan. However, they all agree on one player: Christian Pulisic.

The current Chelsea player is having a rising career that catches the attention of all fans of this sport. From a very young age linked to football, he had his debut as a professional in Borussia Dortmund and he had a couple of seasons to show all his talent and be signed by Chelsea, one of the most important clubs, not only in the Premier League, but also Worldwide.

Pulisic's present couldn't be better: a key player in qualifying for both the FA Cup and Champions League final, where his team will face Leicester City and Manchester City, respectively. Captain America, many times a starter and many others entering as a substitute, is always important for Thomas Tuchel's team, either to score goals or to assist.

And as for his career, Pulisic doesn't stop setting new records: he is the first American to score a goal in the Champions League semifinals (he scored one against Real Madrid in the first leg of the tie), to give an assist (Mason Mount in the second leg) and wants to be the first to have minutes in a final and also win it. With all these data, the debate opens: is Christian Pulisic the best player in the history of the United States?

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