The Bundesliga doesn’t return to action for another couple weeks, but Borussia Dortmund continued preparations for the second half of the season in a friendly Saturday. To that end, the Germans looked strong with Christian Pulisic playing a starring role in a 4-1 win over PSV Eindhoven.
BVB coach Thomas Tuchel fielded two entirely different groups on each side of the break, and Pulisic had a bright showing in the second half, including this goal:
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Does the goal matter? Not really – it is just a friendly, after all. But is it still fun to see the 18-year-old American scoring for Borussia Dortmund in their first game of 2017? Absolutely.
It’s not a bad goal either. Pulisic beats a defender to the ball and just gets a toe on it to redirect it into goal in a single touch, a perfect reward for Pulisic’s standout performance in the second half.
It’s hard to take away much from a lopsided friendly, but surely that’s the kind of stuff that U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena likes to see.