Christian Pulisic playing his part in paving Dortmund’s future

Thomas Tuchel's first season as Borussia Dortmund head coach has been a resounding success. The icing on the cake as the 2015/16 campaign draws to the close, however, has been the emergence of Christian Pulisic, the American youngster already establishing himself as a cornerstone for the club's future.

One for the record books

At just 17 years and 219 days old, the rising star is producing performances belying his age, impressing once again in the 3-0 win over VfB Stuttgart as he etched his name into the Bundesliga history books for a second straight weekend.

With the exception of the first quarter of an hour, Stuttgart rarely caused Dortmund problems on Matchday 31, but even during the opening exchanges it was clear to see that Florian Klein was in for a long afternoon. Pulisic's nimble footwork and movement off the ball had the beating of the Austrian, with Dortmund opting to play through the youngster with increasing regularity as the game wore on.

Agile, robust and willing to put in the extra yards, the American capped off a fine performance by scoring Dortmund's second, making him the youngest player in Bundesliga history to register two career goals. "Christian is a super lad with exceptional quality. We're hoping that he can keep this going," Matthias Ginter told bundesliga.com after the game.

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