Still wanted by Croatia, U.S. teen Pulisic trains with Borussia Dortmund’s First Team


Christian Pulisic is finally able to train with the club that lured him out of the United States.

The 16-year-old playmaker turned pro earlier this week when he received the Croatian passport that allows him to perform for Borussia Dortmund, and Jurgen Klopp rewarded the development with a First Team training session.

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Croatia hopes to convince Pulisic to enter its national team set-up in the future, and his continued progress will only serve to stoke that fire (although.

As for the First Team training, here’s Klopp. From

“We were short at his position, and that’s why we called him up,” Klopp told reporters. “He did a good job. He can kick the ball around really well. And in a very intense training session with narrow spaces, he did not stand out in a negative way. That is a real sign of quality.”

So is this:

At least one U.S. teen prodigy is having some good fortune in the Bundesliga (Sorry, Julian Green). Either way, good news for USMNT fans. Anyone wary of the Croatian threat?