Pulisic’s pugnacious sizzle sets him apart in USMNT’s Copa América opener

The glossiest jewel of the US’s golden generation continued to deliver as a captain and goalscorer against Bolivia on Sunday night

On 28 May 2016, Christian Pulisic became the youngest player to score for the US men’s national team, finding the net in a 4-0 win over Bolivia in a tune-up for the Copa América Centenario. But what happened the night before was, in a quieter way, no less notable.

Jürgen Klinsmann, then the US head coach, gave Pulisic permission to attend his high school prom in Hershey, Pennsylvania, the night before the match and the 17-year-old hired a private plane so he could make it back to Kansas City in time for the game.

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