USMNT: 7 New Year’s resolutions

GENK, BELGIUM - NOVEMBER 20: Romain Gall of USA looks during Italy v USA International Friendly at Luminus Arena in Genk on November 20, 2018 in Genk, Belgium. (Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)
GENK, BELGIUM - NOVEMBER 20: Romain Gall of USA looks during Italy v USA International Friendly at Luminus Arena in Genk on November 20, 2018 in Genk, Belgium. (Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images) /
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DORTMUND, GERMANY – DECEMBER 21: Christian Pulisic of Borussia Dortmund looks on during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Moenchengladbach at Signal Iduna Park on December 21, 2018 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by TF-Images/TF-Images via Getty Images)
DORTMUND, GERMANY – DECEMBER 21: Christian Pulisic of Borussia Dortmund looks on during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Moenchengladbach at Signal Iduna Park on December 21, 2018 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by TF-Images/TF-Images via Getty Images) /

4. Pulisic finds a team that will appreciate him long-term

Among the prolonged soccer narratives of 2018 is the gradual apparency of Borussia Dortmund’s disinterest in Christian Pulisic. The American starlet has seen less and less time throughout the season with the emergence of Jadon Sancho. Despite Pulisic’s ability to perform well when given the opportunity, it is clear Pulisic is not in their immediate plans and that a move would benefit the youngster.

Pulisic has gone through a lot as a professional for someone so young yet has continued to respond with maturity to the adversity. Wherever Pulisic lands, the best thing for the young player will be consistency and some freedom found through trust from a manager and fanbase. That freedom should allow him to continue to foster his fearlessness and creativity.

Pulisic is at the point of his career where he requires minutes, investment and belief. If Sancho is stealing those away from him at Dortmund, it might be time to search for pastures new.