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The United States lost to Mexico in the final of the Gold Cup and couldn’t stake claim to the trophy for the second time in a row.
Chelsea signing Christian Pulisic was named the Best Young Player of the Gold Cup 2019 despite USA’s 1-0 to Mexico in the finals.
Pulisic was the star of the American team as he bagged three goals and three assists to help USA reach the final.
Pulisic will take some weeks of before joining his Chelsea teammates for preseason as the Blues kick off pre-season with a game against Bohemians on Wednesday.
Chelsea fans might be disappointed with losing Eden Hazard to Real Madrid, but USA boss Gregg Berhalter believes Christian Pulisic has what it takes to be successful in England.
According to Berhalter, Pulisic will torment Premier League defenders next season with his pace. He also revealed Pulisic has the ability to influence the game from different positions and can unlock defences whether as a No 10 or going wide.
“What we see with Christian is just how dynamic he is with the ball,” said Berhalter. “He just accelerates past opponents and forces defenders into mistakes.
“He then opens up the game for the team. What I particularly like about Christian is his ability to take on information and act on it.