Today are days of Champions League and practically all of us pay attention to it and nothing else, but, when we begin to review the situations around each game, we can see the reality for some American and Latin American players regarding the relationship of their participation with the club and the National Team. One of the most famous is that of Keylor Navas with Paris Saint-Germain, but there is also another, that of Christian pulisic and the damned sentence of the FIFA dates.
For the American, the season got off to a great start by winning the European Super Cup and subsequently opening the Premier League with a win against Crystal Palace, which also included a goal from them. He painted this to make it clear to Thomas Tuchel that this year, more than ever, he could count on him for the most important moments of the cycle. Unfortunately, the first blow against that situation was the pandemic. A contagion left Pulisic out for a couple of weeks, so he would no longer see activity with the English until after the first window of the Octagonal Final, to which, at the risk of not being in rhythm, Gregg Berhalter decided to take him.
The same situation did not allow him to play the first game against El Salvador, but later he was able to play against Canada and looked in good condition to have more minutes. These were yielded to him for the victory they would get by a landslide in Honduras, but the collection of it was quite high. Giovanni Reyna, Josh Sargent, -a game before- Sergiño Dest and now Christian Pulisic would end up injured. The one with the least problems was Sargent and it seemed that another in the same situation would be Captain America.
His return to London in the evening brought a pair of crutches as a surprise, but the ankle injury had been pointed out by Tuchel as something simple that would take approximately ten days. That gave an approximate of three more games without being able to see them with the blue shirt and what worried the most was missing Champions League time and more because they did not have N’Golo Kanté either. Anyway, the Frenchman recovered in the appointed time, But after the games mentioned, this did not happen the same for Pulisic and the mystery began to grow. Duel that happened, duel that lost.
A) Yes, Since August 22 we have been able to see its expressiveness and it will be more than a month of this magic because it has been confirmed that it will not be part of the squad that will visit Juventus at the Allianz Stadium. It is not clear that he is already playing one hundred percent in group training, but this absence indicates that he will also not have participation on the weekend in the Premier and that he should consider whether it is smart to go with the USMNT for the triple date that is will play from October 7 to 13. At the time Timothy Weah did not, for Honduras, Alberth Elis, either. Therefore, the decision would not be a novelty and with it would be the opportunity of this Selection that its golden generation has to choose from so as not to lower the level.
Who could be the substitutes for Christian Pulisic at USMNT?
There are enough pieces today in the United States to try to cover players who come from Europe or are injured. In the first instance, we have already seen Brenden Aronson covering Christian Pulisic’s position with quality, but if more weapons were needed at this time, in the first instance we can think of Konrad De la Fuente, who has started in a good way with him. Marseille, Timothy Weah, who has just given his first assist of the year with Lille, and Yunus Musah, Bordalás’ new value in his starting box.