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The USMNT Is Already Too Reliant On Christian Pulisic

Christian Pulisic scored a very nice goal against Venezuela, but the USMNT's offense couldn't come up with much else.

It shouldn't have to be like this, USMNT. Christian Pulisic is only 18 years old, but suddenly everyone is looking to him to be the catalyst of the offense. It's true that Pulisic is the best player on the team, but it's also true that he's an 18-year-old on a team with other very good players on it, players who need to carry their shares of the load.

Except for Pulisic, the USMNT were bereft of ideas against Venezuela this weekend. Hopefully the USMNT just didn't want to tip their hand before important World Cup qualifiers against Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico, but that's a stretch.

The USA will need to be better than that against Trinidad & Tobago on Thursday, and if they play like that on Sunday against Mexico in Mexico City they are going to be in a world of pain.

Except for Christian Pulisic. He's great.

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