Christian Pulisic had plenty of reasons to celebrate on Saturday (Photo courtesy of Chelsea)

By Michael Lewis

FrontRowSoccer.com Editor

Christian Pulisic can add another sentence to his already burgeoning resume:

World champion.

His Chelsea side captured the FIFA Club World Cup crown on Saturday, edging Palmeiras, 2-1, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Last May, the U.S. men’s national team standout and Chelsea captured the UEFA Champions League to qualify for this tournament.

Pulisic, who came on as a first-half substitute for Mason Mount in the 31st minute, helped set up the Blue’s first goal in the 55th minute. He slipped a pass to Callum Hudson-Odoi, who sent a left-wing cross into the box.

Romeu Lukaku put it away to boost the English Premier League side into a 1-0 lead.

Raphael Veiga, however, equalized by converting a penalty kick in the 64th minute after Chelsea was called for a handball.

Pulisic came close to scoring, drilling shots just wide left in the 57th and 73rd minutes.

Chelsea snapped the deadlock in the 117th minute as Kai Havertz put away a penalty kick after a Luan hand ball in the box.

Palmeiras was forced to play the final minutes of second-half stoppage time a man down after Luan was red carded for a dangerous challenge.