Christian Pulisic criticizes the participation of American fans for the friendly match against Morocco

Wednesday night marked Game 2 for the United States Men’s National Soccer Team at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati. The first time was in the World Cup qualifiers, when Mexico arrived in the queen city and the USMNT won 2-0.

This time around, the USMNT won again beating Morocco 3-0 thanks to an astonishing display of leadership from captain and striker Christian Pulisic.

Football fans on social media went wild after Pulisic netted a soft first touch and pass to striker Brenden Aaronson for the scoring to start in the 26th minute.

“To you guys it might not look easy, but it’s what I’ve been doing, training for, all my life. For me, it’s a touch that I expect to bring,” Pulisic said. “… I was able to come a bit wider and deeper to get the ball back (tonight) because of the way they were playing and the way they were against us, so I was able to find pockets of space. I think we did well… working the ball forward and that (succeeded) today.”

They got even crazier when he later called a foul and, instead of taking the penalty, gave former U17 teammate and current USMNT striker Haji Wright the opportunity to open his scoring record during of his international debut.

Christian Pulisic acknowledges the crowd as he is substituted out of the game against Morocco at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati.  The USMNT won the World Cup tune-up match, 3-0.

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“It’s his first game with the senior team and giving him that self-confidence (was important),” Pulisic said. “…We were a young team throughout qualifying and we still are, but I think we’re doing a great job bringing these guys in. …We’ve shown a lot of progress. We want to get the results and we are also in a good space.

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