Christian Pulisic has scored 12 WCQ goals. 

Christian Pulisic’s hat-trick in the U.S. men’s national team’s 5-1 win over Panama on Sunday took his career total in World Cup qualifying to 12 goals, tying him with Eddie Johnson for fourth on the U.S. men’s national team’s all-time qualifying scoring list.

Ten of Pulisic’s 12 WCQ goals have occurred during the final round of qualifying, tying him for third across the region since the 1998 cycle. With one match left in the 2022 Octagonal, he trails only Carlos Pavon (12 goals in 18 final round matches; Honduras), Jozy Altidore (11 goals in 28 Final Round matches; USA) and Paulo Wanchope (11 goals in 20 final round matches; Costa Rica).

It also raised his career total to 21 goals, tying him with Bruce Murray for seventh on the all-time scoring list.

With 47 caps, Pulisic sits three goals back of Joe-Max Moore (24 goals in 100 USMNT caps) for sixth on the USMNT scoring list.

Pulisic’s hat-trick took him to five goals during 2022 qualification, putting him in a tie for second in the Octagonal with Canada’s Jonathan David. Canada forward Cyle Larin sits atop the Octagonal goal scoring list with six.

These statistics were compiled by U.S. Soccer

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.