Dortmund's Christian Pulisic is not the only Bundesliga-based player representing the USA. - © © gettyimages / Jamie Sabau
Dortmund's Christian Pulisic is not the only Bundesliga-based player representing the USA. - © © gettyimages / Jamie Sabau
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USMNT coach Klinsmann sings Bundesliga's praises

Ahead of the international break, United States national team (USMNT) coach Jürgen Klinsmann has sung the Bundesliga's praises for providing him with so many talented players for him to choose from.

Christian Pulisic is the latest player to take the US by storm, with the Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder becoming the youngest USMNT goalscorer, the youngest to score in a World Cup qualifier, and the youngest to score two in one game.

He is part of a legion of Bundesliga stars at Klinsmann's disposal, including Hamburger SV's Bobby Wood, Borussia Mönchengladbach's Fabian Johnson, John-Anthony Brooks of Hertha Berlin and SC Freiburg's Caleb Stanko. Unsurprisingly, his native Germany is one of the first places Klinsmann looks when drawing up his squad selections.

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"There is still a big presence of Americans in Germany, so that presence helped produce a lot of German-American kids over the last decade," he said during a Facebook Live session. "And they come through the soccer system in Germany and turn into very good players.

"We have the pleasure of seeing those players break through in that system and then we keep an eye on them as they have the choice to play for Germany or the United States. We're happy that a lot of them decided to play for the US and they have helped raise the bar in our environment."

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