The goal that had made the celebration possible had come as no surprise to his coach.
“Christian makes those runs — that’s what he does,” Berhalter said. “That’s the special quality he has. As soon as the ball is wide, he goes in with intensity to the penalty box and good things happen.”
His injury? His teammates, reassured that their friend was not injured seriously, said it was just part of Pulisic’s game.
“Every single player is ready to lay their body on the line to make sure this team is successful,” midfielder Weston McKennie said.
Tyler Adams, the American captain, added of Pulisic more specifically: “He’d do anything for this team in order for us to win.”