Ever since making his MNT debut in March 2016, a hallmark of Christian Pulisic's success has been setting multiple records as the youngest or first player to achieve different milestones for both the U.S. MNT and with Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga.
Check out the milestones the now 18-year-old attacker has set since the beginning of 2016:
Youngest U.S. Player to Appear in a World Cup Qualifying Match
Having made his Bundesliga debut in a 2-0 win against Ingolstadt (Jan. 30) and his first start in a 1-0 victory at Bayer Leverkusen (Feb. 21), Pulisic earned his first senior team call-up ahead of the MNT’s all-important World Cup Qualifying clash against Guatemala on March 29 in Columbus.
With the U.S. holding a comfortable 3-0 lead, Pulisic entered the match in replacement of Graham Zusi in the 81st minute, making him the youngest U.S. player to appear in a World Cup Qualifier at 17 years, 193 days in the eventual 4-0 win.
Though he set a new mark for the U.S. in World Cup Qualifying, he was only the fifth youngest player to appear for the MNT all-time, following Freddy Adu (16 years, 234 days), Mike Slivinski (16 years, 318 days), Mark Jones (16 years, 332 days) and Bobby Convey (17 years, 151 days).
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Youngest Non-German to Score in the Bundesliga and Score Two Goals in the Bundesliga
Fresh off his MNT debut, Pulisic returned to Dortmund in April full of momentum. The attacker appeared in three of the team’s next four matches, including a 1-1 draw with Liverpool in the UEFA Europa League on April 7. Ten days later, he opened his Dortmund account, scoring what would stand as the game-winning goal in the 38th minute of a 3-0 victory at Hamburg.
With the goal, the young U.S. international became the youngest non-German player to score in the Bundesliga at 17 years, 211 days.
One week after opening his Bundesliga account, Pulisic was on target again, scoring the second goal in Dortmund’s 3-0 rout of Stuttgart. With the strike Pulisic also became the youngest player regardless of nationality to scored two goals in the Bundesliga at 17 years, 218 days.