Christian Pulisic capped quite a week for himself — on and off the field. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
Christian Pulisic celebrated winning the U.S. Soccer male player of the year by connecting for the game-winner goal in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 comeback win over Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga in Dortmund, Germany Saturday.
Pulisic took the ball past goalkeeper Oliver Baumann with his right foot and slipped it into the goal with his left foot in the 89th minute.
Japanese native Shinji Kagawa set up the game-winner.
“Shinji played the ball through and I was slightly too close to the goalkeeper, so I had to take a touch to carry it past him,” Pulisic told www.BVBtotal!. “The rest was easy. It’s a great feeling.”
He added: “It was a super feeling. We fought until the end. It’s always a very nice feeling to score a goal in front of the South Stand.”
On Thursday, the 19-year-old U.S. international became the youngest player to capture the U.S. Soccer honor.
The victory, the second in as many games under new coach Peter Stoeger, lifted Dortmund into third place.
“We’ve had a few difficult weeks,” Pulisic said. “Now we’ve won twice in the space of two games. That gives us a lot of self-confidence.”