“Captain America” is trending on Twitter worldwide.
And, no, it’s not Chris Evans playing as Steve Rogers this time. It’s Pennsylvania’s own Christian Pulisic, the second player from the U.S. to score a hat trick in the Premier League.
The 21-year-old’s perfect hat trick in 60 minutes against Burnley is the first by an American in England’s top-flight since 2012, when Clint Dempsey scored three of his own for Fulham in a match against Newcastle.
With hundreds of thousands glued on Pulisic’s every move, it’s no surprise that their heroes magical night has caused a frenzy on social media.
Leading up to Saturday’s game, Pulisic’s time at Chelsea was far from ideal – the frustration that came with the lack of playing time, the objective, yet harsh comments from manager Frank Lampard regarding his role within the team, the list goes on.
Three goals – right foot, left foot, header – later, however, it’s safe to say that the eagle has landed.
Captain America is officially patrolling all of England – and Europe. If he continues fighting off opponents like he did on Saturday, one thing is for sure: a hero’s welcome will be the first thing he sees when he opens any form of social media.