Christian Pulisic scored his 10th goal in the United States but was forced to play after an injury in a 1-1 friendly against Chile in Houston on Tuesday. Playing in the left midfield in the squad including Matt Miazga in the center-back position, the 20-year-old has made an immediate impact as he helped the side with a goal in a counter-attack in the minute. 4th of the match.
Gyasi Zardes received the ball from a shot from the American goalkeeper Ethan Horvath in the Chilean yard, he had a pass for Pulisic to cross the defensive line before kicking off the goalkeeper Gabriel Arias. He is the youngest player to score 10 goals for the American men’s soccer team.
Chile had a equalizer thanks to Oscar Opazo’s goal just five minutes later, Pulisic almost scored a second goal when he crossed the Chilean defense but failed to win Arias.
This is a good performance of this young player, he was recently voted the Best American Player of the Year by the Association of Fans, but in the 36th minute, he suffered a thigh and forced injury. He must play, replacing him as Sebastian Lletget. He showed signs of stretching and the withdrawal from the match was safe.
Miazga, a Chelsea player currently on loan at Reading, played a full 90 minutes in the match that American coach Gregg Berhalter had his first defeat since taking office in December.Pulisic signed a contract with Chelsea in January and will join the Blues from Borussia Dortmund in the summer.
For Chilean players, don’t know how excited they are in them. Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, Chile’s hero with a shot to prevent Lucas Biglia’s free kick, said: “We are a big team and capable of doing great things.”
And midfielder Arturo Vidal felt very excited: “A lot of people say Chile is not a champion candidate. They also said we were crowned last year with help from home. However, the Chilean team eventually proved able to win the trophy right on the neutral ground. Now, Chile will continue to work hard for the future ahead. ”