The United States Men’s National Soccer team is in need of a savior.
That savior might be Christian Pulisic.
Not to put too much pressure on the young star, but no American player in recent history has created excitement for fans and people in the sport quite like Pulisic. The soon-to-be 19-year-old has made a meteoric rise through the ranks of soccer, going from the U.S. Soccer Development Academy to the German Bundesliga, and then to the international stage—all before he was even old enough to vote.
With great technical skills and a scoring touch, Pulisic has proven to be more than just a flash in the pan, helping Borussia Dortmund win the 2016-17 German Cup and giving the USMNT someone to build around for the future.
Here are five things you need to know about Pulisic.