The 19-year-old midfielder joins Jozy Altidore, former Borussia Mönchengladbach man Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey and Jordan Morris on the five-man shortlist for American soccer's most prestigious individual prize
🇺🇸 @ussoccer has announced the nominees for its 2017 Player of the Year awards: @cpulisic_10 is nominated for Men’s Award. Congratulations! 👏 The winner will be announced throughout the month of December. pic.twitter.com/tUVTN6qZpT— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) December 7, 2017
Pulisic certainly has a strong case. As well as producing 12 goals and 15 assists in 52 outings for club and country so far in 2017, the Hershey, Pennsylvania native made history by becoming the youngest USA goalscorer in the UEFA Champions League and the youngest American to win a major European trophy - the DFB Cup. He is also the third-youngest player after FIFA World Cup winner Julian Draxler and RB Leipzig's Timo Werner to reach 50 Bundesliga appearances.
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Votes will be collated from National Team coaches and staff, National Team players who have earned a cap in 2017, members of the U.S. Soccer Board of Directors, U.S. Soccer's Athlete Council, professional soccer league coaches, select college head coaches and select media members.
Voting closes on Tuesday, 12 Dec.