Christian Pulisic‘s not here for a long time, but hopefully he’s here for a good time.
The Chelsea winger leaves USMNT camp after Friday’s match against rivals Mexico in New Jersey, and is amongst the starters for an intriguing encounter with Tata Martino’s El Tri.
Pulisic is one of four USMNT players who will reportedly leave the side following this match, including Wolfsburg’s John Brooks, NYCFC’s Sean Johnson, and Fortuna Dusseldorf’s Zack Steffen and Alfredo Morales.
Brooks is not starting due to an injury, while Johnson is in the fold.
Steffen starts in front of a back line of Dest, Aaron Long, Walker Zimmerman, and Reggie Cannon.
Wil Trapp starts at defensive mid, because history, while Weston McKennie and Alfredo Morales will have license to pressure. Tyler Boyd and Christian Pulisic will flank Gyasi Zardes.
Mexico’s line-up is loaded. While Raul Jimenez and Hirving Lozano aren’t in the fold, Javier Hernandez, Jesus Corona, Andres Guardado, Hector Herrera, Hector Moreno… they’re good.