Christian Pulisic injured as USA draw with Chile in friendly

Christian Pulisic became the youngest American to score 10 international goals, then left in the first half of Tuesday night’s 1-1 friendly draw against Chile after injuring his right quadriceps. Pulisic went down in the 34th minute and limped off under his own power, but could not continue and was replaced by Sebastian Lletget.

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*brb watching this on repeat*

Sick finish from @cpulisic_10. Even better touch from @gyasinho.

March 27, 2019

Pulisic scored in the fourth minute, running onto a one-touch pass from Gyasi Zardes and beating Chile goalkeeper Gabriel Arias from just inside the penalty area. At 20 years and 189 days, Pulisic broke the mark to double digits set in October 2010 by Jozy Altidore at 20 years, 337 days. Chile scored their equaliser through Oscar Opazo five minutes later after a firm finish past Ethan Horvath. The draw ended a run of three consecutive victories for Gregg Berhalter since taking over as the US coach.

Pulisic had not scored for the US since the October 2017 defeat to Trinidad & Tobago that ended the US’s hopes for qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. He has been bothered periodically by leg injuries this season at Borussia Dortmund. Chelsea agreed in January to buy Pulisic from Dortmund for 64m euros and loaned him back to the German club for the rest of the season.


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