Christian Pulisic

Philadelphia Union

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This week, PSP's player of the week is a Downingtown native Zack Steffen of the Columbus Crew.

New away kit, a Union trialist, league news, more

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Union unveil their new away kit. Bild reports Faf Picault trialing with the Union.

Have Union acquired Adam Najem? Preseason begins today, Le Toux to DC, league news, more

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Have Union acquired rights to Akron playmaker Adam Najem from NYRB? Union preseason begins today. Has Le Toux signed with DC? Details for second Philly Unity Cup. More.

2017 schedule, SuperDraft today, league news, more

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Union schedule out. SuperDraft won't be as exciting as last year for Philly. League news. More.

News and notes for a new year

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Union bits, more news

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Newsy news links and such like.

Union bits, league news, Bradley fired, more news

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Union bits and bobs. Latest MLS signings. Bob Bradley out at Swansea. More news.

Curtin’s vision and more Union news, league moves, more

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Curtin wants the Union to be known for producing USMNT players, says team is looking for a striker and center back. More news.

Union bits, Steel sign defender, league news, more

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Union pass on Stage 2 of Re-Entry Draft. Barnetta named Union's all-time best. Bethlehem sign Roberts. League news. More.

More TAM coming, Blake and Rosenberry named to Goal.com’s Best XI, other news

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Report says more Targeted Acquisition Money coming in 2017. Blake and Rosenberry named to Best XI. World Cup format changes coming. More.

Union bits, Toronto tops Montreal for Eastern Conference championship, more

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Union bits. Union Academy's McGann scores in US U-17s big win over Portugal. Toronto-Seattle MLS Cup final. Chapecoense plane reportedly ran out of fuel. More.

Fans vote Blake Union’s Player of the Year, Academy teams undefeated over the weekend, more

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Blake wins fan vote for Player of the Year. Academy teams undefeated in last games before USSDA winter break. LLoyd says USWNT should be paid more than USMNT. More news.

Blake named Goal.com’s Goalkeeper of the Year, US humiliated in Costa Rica, more

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Blake wins Goalkeeper of the Year and other Union news. Calls for Klinsmann to be fired grow louder after shambolic 4-0 World Cup qualification loss to Costa Rica. More news..

Borussia Dortmund

Americans Abroad Tuesday Rewind: Pulisic, Arriola, Ream and more

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Christian Pulisic stole the show on Tuesday, but several other potential U.S. Men's National Team call-ups also took the field for their respective clubs.

The Borussia Dortmund star led the way with yet another goal, his third in four games, as Borussia Dortmund toppled Sportfruende Lotte, 3-0, in DFB-Pokal play.

Cup win for Dortmund, goal for Pulisic

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There were games outside of the Champions League on Tuesday, with Christian Pulisic in action. Pulisic's Borussia Dortmund shutout Sportfreunde Lotte in the DFB Pokal. Pulisic opened the scoring in the 57th minute at osnatel ARENA. Andre Schurrle doubled Dortmund's lead in the 66th. Marcel Schmelzer finished off the goals in the 83rd minute.

Dortmund set up German Cup semi against Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) – Christian Pulisic set Borussia Dortmund on their way to a comfortable 3-0 win over third-tier Sportfreunde Lotte on Tuesday that took them into the semi-finals of the German Cup.

All the goals came in the second half, with Ousmane Dembele and Marcel Schmelzer netting after Pulisic’s opener to take Thomas Tuchel’s team into a last-four tie against Bayern Munich.

Dortmund set up German Cup semi against Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) – Christian Pulisic set Borussia Dortmund on their way to a comfortable 3-0 win over third-tier Sportfreunde Lotte on Tuesday that took them into the semi-finals of the German Cup.

All the goals came in the second half, with Ousmane Dembele and Marcel Schmelzer netting after Pulisic’s opener to take Thomas Tuchel’s team into a last-four tie against Bayern Munich.

Americans Abroad Midweek Preview: Pulisic, Johnson, Gonzalez and more

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World Cup qualifiers are just around the corner as several Americans take the field for midweek action.

In Germany, Christian Pulisic and Fabian Johnson take the field as they look to advance their side in non-league competitions. Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund face DFB-Pokal action on Tuesday against Sportfreunde Lotte while Thursday brings Johnson's Europa League clash with Schalke.

Player of the week: Christian Pulisic

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With a Champions League goal, Hershey's second most famous export is PSP's player of the week.

Champions League: Aubameyang Bags Hat-Trick As Dortmund Cruise Into Quarter-Finals (Photos & Video)

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While Barcelona were making history at the Nou Camp,Borussia Dortmund were cruising into the quarter-finals courtesy of a 4-0 hammering of Benfica at theWestfalenstadion, withPierre-Emerick Aubameyang netting a hat-trick.

Dortmund were 1-0 down from the first leg but the German giants got themselves level in the tie after just four minutes, withAubameyang heading home at the far post.

Americans Abroad Wednesday Rewind: Arriola, Pulisic, Cameron

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While Christian Pulisic tore Benfica apart in Portugal, another young American netted a game-winning goal back in Mexico.

Paul Arriola scored Tijuana's lone goal in Wednesday's Copa MX action, leading his side to a 1-0 win over Club America. Arriola was joined in the Tijuana lineup by Joe Corona and Michael Orozco, who both logged 90 minute shifts in the win.

Aubameyang hat-trick sends Dortmund through

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit a hat-trick to send Borussia Dortmund into the Champions League quarter-finals 4-1 on aggregate after finally breaking Benfica’s stubborn resistance on Wednesday.

Leading 1-0 from the first leg in Portugal, Benfica were under the cosh from the off and hot-shot Aubameyang needed just four minutes to head the home side in front.

Aubameyang hat-trick sends Dortmund through

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit a hat-trick to send Borussia Dortmund into the Champions League quarter-finals 4-1 on aggregate after finally breaking Benfica’s stubborn resistance on Wednesday.

Leading 1-0 from the first leg in Portugal, Benfica were under the cosh from the off and hot-shot Aubameyang needed just four minutes to head the home side in front.

Pulisic provides goal, assist off bench in Borussia Dortmund win

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Christian Pulisic didn't start Saturday's match for Borussia Dortmund, but he sure did finish it.

After entering as a 44th minute substitute for Marco Reus, the U.S. Men's National Team winger scored a second half goal, pushing the Borussia Dortmund lead to 4-2 in Saturday's clash with Bayer Leverkusen.

Americans Abroad Sunday Rewind: Green, Ream, Brooks and more

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Following the conclusion of the 2. Bundesliga's winter break, Julian Green earned a starting nod in his debut for his new club.

Green started and played the first 45 minutes for Stuttgart on Sunday as the 2. Bundesliga powerhouse slipped past St. Pauli with a 1-0 win. The victory sees the club move into second place, behind leaders Eintracht Braunschweig on goal differential.

Pulisic staying at Dortmund, Matheson to Seattle, and more: Freedom Kicks for 1/24/17

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Also, hey Bruce, you should meet Patrick Mullins.

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Dortmund fend off Real to snare ‘next Zlatan’ Alexander Isak

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) Borussia Dortmund on Monday snapped up Swedish teenage prodigy Alexander Isak in the face of intense competition from Real Madrid and other top European clubs.

Isak dubbed the next Zlatan Ibrahimovic moved from AIK after just 24 games in the Swedish championship for a reported 10 million euros ($10.

Americans Abroad Saturday Rewind: Yedlin, Hyndman, Arriola and more

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While no Americans were able to find the back of the net on Saturday, several were able to lead their team to victory with vital assists.

DeAndre Yedlin, Paul Arriola and Emerson Hyndman each provided an assist on Saturday, helping their respective teams notch victories in the process. Yedlin assisted on a pair of goals in Newcastle's lopsided victory over Rotherham United, while Paul Arriola picked up his assist just one week after scoring for Tijuana.

Pulisic scores in second straight friendly

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Christian Pulisic is heating up ahead of the second half of Borussia Dortmund's season.

The young American winger scored his second goal in as many matches as he put another into the back of the net, this time against Belgium's Standard Liege, after scoring in his previous match against PSV Eindhoven.

Americans Abroad Tuesday Preview: Pulisic, and more

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After a busy weekend for Americans Abroad, their focus shifts to midweek action.

Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund will try to win Group F in the UEFA Champions League as they take on Legia Warsaw at home. Dortmund is fresh off a massive win against Bayern Munich this past weekend, so Pulisic and co.

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Wood scores as Hamburg tops FC Cologne in DFB-Pokal

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Gideo Jung opened the scoring early to seize control for Hamburg in Tuesday's DFB-Pokal clash with FC Cologne, but it was Bobby Wood who locked up a quarterfinal berth for the struggling Bundesliga side.

Wood's late goal all but sealed a spot in the final eight for Hamburg, who toppled Cologne, 2-0, on Tuesday at theVolksparkstadion.

Dortmund: Pursuing Pulisic 'not worth the effort for Liverpool'

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18-year old U.S. Men's National Team winger Christian Pulisic has enjoyed a breakout campaign so far at Botussia Dortmund, drawing the eyes of many envious teams.

One of those in pursuit of the young talent is his former manager Jurgen Klopp, now at Liverpool. After reportedly having a bid of €13 million rejected over the summer, Liverpool may be amping up their efforts to bring Pulisic to Anfield.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Pulisic, Chandler, Liga MX and more

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The post-Thanksgiving soccer schedule is a busy one for the contingent of Americans Abroad.

Bundesliga matchups headline the weekend, beginning with a clash between Christian Pulisic's Borussia Dortmund and Timmy Chandler's Eintracht Frankfurt. Following a Champions League defeat, Julian Green and Bayern Munich are back in action for a tough match against Bayer Leverkusen while Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach take on Hoffenheim.

Jurgen Klinsmann

Klinsmann says formation change was designed to maximize Pulisic impact

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Little doubt remains: the U.S. Men's National Team is now built around Christian Pulisic.

Jurgen Klinsmann confirmed as much in a recent Facebook Q&A, detailing the thought process behind deploying a three-at-the-back system against Mexico in the USMNT's Hexagonal opener.

Mini pitches, area schools in NCAA tourney, US-Costa Rica tonight, more

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Union Foundation targets building 50 mini pitches in and around Philly. Villanova, RIder, and Delaware in NCAA tourney. Klinsmann says US can win in Costa Rica tonight. More news.

BSFC’s Burke scores winner in Jamaica’s Caribbean Cup win, Richter PK powers Cosmos to title, USA-Mexico fallout, more news.

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Blake captains Jamaica in Caribbean Cup qualifier as Burke scores game winner. Ryan Richter scores championship winning PK for Cosmos. Fallout for US loss to Mexico. More news.

How To Watch United States-Mexico: Preview, Lineups, Game Thread

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The Hex begins again, from the fortress known as Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

The United States Men's National Team has enjoyed a bit of a renaissance after an up-and-down/borderline disappointing Copa America campaign this summer.

Sacha Kljestan has become the new defacto playmaker in the midfield for the USMNT, Christian Pulisic has seemingly entrenched himself in the starting lineup as a teenager and other young players like DeAndre Yedlin, John Brooks and Bobby Wood have all had solid performances for club and country.

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Some Soccer News for Mar 9, 2017

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It's Day 68 of 2017.


Tuesday was an extraordinary day in the UEFA Champions League.

American Christian Pulisic had a huge game for Dortmund and they rolled into the next round. (See more below in Americans Abroad.)

But the biggest story was Barcelona overcoming a 4-0 loss at PSG in the 1st Leg only to score SIX goals at home and win the series 6-5.

New deal for Pulisic

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Christian Pulisic signs a new deal with Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and Philadelphia gets a new shirt in the soccer news.

Protected lists out today, Seattle MLS champs, state of the league, more

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A week of transfer mechanisms begins today. Seattle win MLS Cup on PKs. Flurry of player moves. State of the league address highlights. More.