Christian Pulisic has a calf injury, which is listed as day-to-day | Rare Techy
Christian Pulisic’s first-half injury against Iran forced him to miss the remaining 45 minutes of the U.S. men’s national team’s 1-0 win in the FIFA World Cup group stage, but he remains fit for today’s match. Saturday’s Round of 16 with the Netherlands looks a bit clearer.
Pulisic has been diagnosed with a pelvic fracture and his condition is day-to-day, it was announced on Tuesday night. The 24-year-old scored the winning goal for Gregg Berhalter’s team, helping the Americans reach the knockout stages of the tournament.
Pulisic was injured during the goal after colliding with Iranian goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvend as the ball crossed the goal line. The Chelsea striker stayed on the pitch until half-time before being replaced by Brenden Aaronson in the second half.
Pulisic created the most chances of any player in the match (2) and also won three of his seven duels from his left position. His 22nd international goal left him one goal behind Joe-Max Moore for sixth all-time in USMNT history.
The USMNT has yet to concede a goal from open play in the tournament and will next face a Dutch team that won Group A against Senegal, Ecuador, and tournament host Qatar.
Louis Van Gaal’s team won 5-1 in the group stage and Cody Gakpo led the team with three goals. Frenkie De Jong and Davy Klaassen also contributed one goal while goalkeeper Andries Noppert kept two clean sheets.
Saturday’s matchup on the 16th will mark the sixth all-time meeting between the USMNT and the Netherlands, and the first in World Cup play. The Americans’ only win against the Netherlands came in a 4-3 tie in 2015.