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US National Team won again without Pulisic: How did they go historically without its top star?

The United States national team won again without Christian Pulisic, their top star. It was 2 to 1 to Costa Rica for the qualifiers for the World Cup.

USMNT against Costa Rica
USMNT against Costa Rica

Unlike the three games he played in September, the team will not be able to count on his figure, Christian Pulisic, against the three rivals in October, the teams from Jamaica, Panama and Costa Rica. The Chelsea attacker is out due to the injury he suffered in the 1-4 victory against Honduras on the third day of the Octagonal, but it will not be the first time that the United States team will have to play an official match without its most important player.

Christian Pulisic made his debut with the national team in March 2016 in the fourth qualifying round and at the end played each of the Hexagonal matches on the way to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, which ended with a 2-1 defeat to Trinidad and Tobago that eliminated Team USA.

The first three official matches of the team without Pulisic on the field went well for the team. At the 2016 Copa América Centenario, then-coach Jurgen Klinsmann left him on the bench in all three of the team's wins, while Pulisic played in each of the three losses he suffered in the tournament.

The former Borussia Dortmund player was part of the team that was runner-up in the 2019 Gold Cup, but missed the last two games of the Concacaf Nations League group stage. However, the United States beat Canada, 4-1, and Cuba, 4-0, without Christian Pulisic.

After winning the Concacaf Nations League finals last June in Denver, defeating Mexico in the final, 3 -2, Pulisic again was not with the team for the Gold Cup, just like what happened in 2017, the whole of the stars and stripes won their six games and was proclaimed champion, beating Mexico in the final, 1-0 Although Pulisic is a very sensitive casualty for the United States, the team has a very positive history without its star in official matches.

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