Christian Pulisic named 2017 U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year

December 14, 2017

Already considered by many to be the greatest soccer player the country has ever produced, midfielder Christian Pulisic can now add another accomplishment to his blossoming career, as he has been voted the 2017 U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year.

The 19-year-old becomes the youngest player in the award's 34-year history to earn the prestigious honor, besting Landon Donovan who won it for the first time at age 21 in 2003.  Pulisic received 94 percent of the tabulated votes.

Pulisic ended his first full season with the Borussia Dortmund first team by recording three goals and three assists in 25 matches across all competitions for the Bundesliga runners-up. Along with featuring for BVB in the UEFA Champions League, Pulisic topped the 2016-17 campaign by earning the game-winning penalty kick in Dortmund's 2-1 victory against Eintracht Frankfurt in the DFB-Pokal Final on May 27.

Pulisic was also the U.S. Men's National Team's biggest offensive contributor in 2017, recording six goals and four assists in nine matches.  He either directly (goal or assist) or indirectly (earning a free kick, rebound on a shot), was involved in 13 of the 17 goals scored during MNT matches in which he played this year.

Pulisic becomes the 24th different player to be named U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year.

By Staff of and news services

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