Summary

  • Chicharito is four goals away from becoming Mexico's all-time top scorer.
  • A goal for Pulisic would make him the USMNT's youngest ever scorer.
  • 17 Bundesliga stars have been called up to the provisional Copa America squads.

No fewer than 17 Bundesliga stars have been named in their nations' provisional squads for the Copa America Centenario, with Mexico marksman Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez and USMNT midfielder Christian Pulisic in particular eyeing records when the tournament kicks off in the United States on 3 June.

Mexican pair Chicharito and Marco Fabian are likely to make the cut for El Tri, who will provide their final list of 23 players on 20 May. Bayer 04 Leverkusen striker Chicharito will hope to take his impressive domestic form into the competition. The former Manchester United FC and Real Madrid CF man has scored 17 Bundesliga goals this season. If he can score four more in the USA, he will overtake Jared Borgetti as his country's all-time top scorer.

Hertha Berlin's John Anthony Brooks (pictured, l.) and Borussia Mönchengladbach's Fabian Johnson (r.) underpin the USMNT defence, allowing Pulisic et al to shine further forward.

No side has called up as many Bundesliga players as the hosts. Borussia Dortmund prodigy Pulisic is joined by Fabian Johnson, John Anthony Brooks, Timothy Chandler and Alfredo Morales in Jürgen Klinsmann's USMNT squad, and like Chicharito, Pulisic is also chasing history. Already the youngest foreign goalscorer in the Bundesliga, the Hershey, Pennsyvania-born tyro does not even turn 18 until September, and would be the USMNT's youngest-ever scorer should he find the target on home turf.

Pulisic could face Dortmund teammate Adrian Ramos in the opening game. Ramos is likely to be named in Colombia's final selection, and the US kick off the tournament against the Colombians in Santa Clara on 3 June. Champions-elect FC Bayern München are set provide two players at the competition, with Arturo Vidal the heartbeat of Copa America holders Chile's side, and Douglas Costa an attacking option for Dunga's Brazil.

FC Bayern Munchen duo Douglas Costa (pictured, l.) and Arturo Vidal (r.) are set to star for Brazil and Chile repsecitvely. The latter won the Copa America with Chile in 2015.

Bundesliga players in provisional squads: 

Mexico:

Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)

Marco Fabian (Eintracht Frankfurt) 

USA:

Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)

Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach)

John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin)

Timothy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Alfredo Morales (FC Ingolstadt 04)

Colombia:

Adrian Ramos (Borussia Dortmund)

Brazil:

Douglas Costa (FC Bayern München)

Luiz Gustavo (VfL Wolfsburg)

Chile:

Arturo Vidal (FC Bayern München)

Charles Aranguiz (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)

Eduardo Vargas (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim)

Miiko Albornoz (Hannover 96)

Paraguay:

Dario Lezcano (FC Ingolstadt 04)

Raul Bobadilla (FC Augsburg)

Costa Rica:

Junior Diaz (SV Darmstadt 98)