Sports Illustrated (Nov. 2016) about Christian Pulisic amazing development

15. November 2016, S.A.B. - Sports Academy Berlin

Is Pulisic’s path repeatable by more Americans who develop in the U.S. grassroots system? Mark Pulisic has a youth coaching role at Dortmund, and he certainly has his own opinion.

“In the U.S. it’s very comfortable for players,” he says. “If you’re successful as a young player, you’re told that a lot. But are players being taken out of their comfort zone? That’s how you improve. When you come to Germany and you’re training every day in January in the wind-driven rain and freezing cold, you’re fighting through that. You’re becoming stronger and better as a player.”