Christian Pulisic named to USMNT's roster for friendlies against Colombia, Peru

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Christian Pulisic (Getty Images)

Christian Pulisic is set to make appearances in the U.S. Men’s National Team’s upcoming friendlies, manager Dave Sarachan announced Monday.

Pulisic returns to the squad after playing in just one game for the USMNT since its World Cup qualifying loss last year. Since then, the 20-year-old attacker has nursed an injury while playing for Borussia Dortmund but is now at full strength.

“I’m very excited to have Christian back in with this group for a variety of reasons,” Sarachan said. “First and foremost, his ability to change a game and influence our team in an attacking sense goes without saying. He’s in good form with Dortmund at the moment, and I know that he is excited to be back and a part of things.”

The U.S. team will face Colombia and Peru on Oct. 11 and Oct. 16, respectively. The 24-man roster also features veteran players Michael Bradley and Brad Guzan. 

“I’m excited about the upcoming games and I’m excited about the group of players that we have selected,” Sarachan said. “There is a consistent group of younger players that we’ve had over the past friendlies and added some new faces I’m looking forward to seeing up close.”

Pulisic has played in four matches with Borussia Dortmund this season, tallying one goal and one assist. He’s played in 17 total matches with the USMNT scoring seven goals over the course of 2015-17.