Christian Pulisic was a spectator, not a player for Chelsea. (FrontRowSoccer.com Photo)
U.S. men’s national team standouts Weston McKennie and Christian Pulisic never got off the bench for their respective squads’ games on Tuesday.
McKennie, who scored a goal in each of his last two matches, watched his Juventus teammates register a 4-2 win over Sampdoria in Coppa Italia.
Pulisic was a spectator for Chelsea’s 1-1 draw at Brighton Hove & Albion in the English Premier League. Hakim Ziyech lifted the visitors into a 28th-minute lead, but Brighton’s equalized behind Adam Webster on the hour.
Chelsea (12-3-8, 44 points) remained in third place while ninth-place Brighton (6-4-11, 29) played its 11th tie of the season.
Both players are expected to be called into the USMNT for the next three World Cup qualifiers during the winter window.