This kid is legit. 18-year-old phenom Christian Pulisic blew minds once again in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifying match against Panama, notching an impressive assist on the game’s opening goal 39 minutes in.
Pulisic destroyed two of Panama’s top defenders, Felipe Bailey and Roman Torres, before serving up a perfect pass to Clint Dempsey for an easy goal.
And one more look.
While I’m not a huge soccer guy, this next stat has me sold on Pulisic being an amazing talent. Since his debut last March, he has more than twice as many assists as any other teammate.
— Paul Carr (@PCarrESPN) March 29, 2017
USA tied Panama 1-1, which is an acceptable result for them following a 6-0 win against Honduras on Friday. Next up are more qualifying games against Trinidad and Tobago before a tough away match against Mexico in June. The U.S. team is currently fourth out of the six CONCACAF teams remaining, though, and would need to play Asia’s fifth-place team for a World Cup berth if qualification ended today. We’ll see if Pulisic can help them do better in their next matches.