Four months ago, Christian Pulisic had never played a professional match. Now the 17-year-old American is playing regularly for Borussia Dortmund, shining and scoring goals. And on Saturday, he wrote himself into the Bundesliga record books.
Pulisic scored in Dortmund's match at Stuttgart, making him the youngest player in the history of the league to score his second career goal.
Christian Pulisic scores his 2nd career goal one week after his 1st, putting Borussia Dortmund up 2-0 in Stuttgart. https://t.co/74lc2zjsWm— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) April 23, 2016
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Pulisic notched his first goal last week with a nifty bit of footwork and a clinical finish against Hamburg. It was a show of his tremendous skill. This one, well, wasn't. It was a mistake by the goalkeeper to leave such a fat rebound and the defense fell asleep, but credit Pulisic for staying with the play and pouncing on the ball. Sometimes you don't have to be especially skillfull to score and simply out-work everyone else to get the job done. That was the case here.
It will be another five months before Pulisic turns 18 years old. He's still just a kid. A kid with two Bundesliga goals and counting.