The stunning failure of Christian Pulisic, who condemned the United States in Qatar 2022

Christian Pulisic missed an important play early in the game against the Netherlands. (Photo: Patrick Smith – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Christian Pulisic He is the heavyweight man on the United States national team. However, he could not endorse this role in the first minutes of the round of 16 match against the Netherlands, and he failed because no one thought he would do so and endangered his country’s aspirations in Qatar 2022. The USA was eliminated in the round of 16.

The first two minutes of the match had barely passed United States and the Netherlands When Pulisic dropped a ball “from the sky”. North Americans reached the rival region and forced Clockwork Orange To reject the ball without accuracy. The ball fell at my feet Weston McKinneywho tried to avoid being kicked and brought the ball back into the danger area.

There was Christian Pulisic alone and his soul. The Dutch defense made a mistake in coordinating and did not take its position properly to leave the American offside, Dali enabled it for the blind.

tenth of Team USA He stood in front of Andres Neubert. It was “easy” for Christian – given his technical conditions – but he missed it. He shot with his left cross and hit the shot in the leg of the goalkeeper. No one expected him to fail like this, not even himself.

Memphis Depay, the character of the Netherlands, did nothing wrong and put his team ahead on the scoreboard. He knew how to be a star when he was needed. This meant that the rest of the Europeans rose in spirit and scored the second and third goals: Blind and Denzel Dumfries were the sacrificers of the American elimination.

Christian Pulisic said goodbye to the World Cup.  (Photo: James Williamson-AMA/Getty Images)

Christian Pulisic said goodbye to the World Cup. (Photo: James Williamson-AMA/Getty Images)

Once again the US left flank was hit. Dumfries sent in a late ball that looked like the first goal, and Blind fired it in to beat Matt Turner.

However, an unusual target for the United States gave them some hope. That’s when Pulisic’s failure becomes relevant: What if he scores? The United States would have tied or, better yet, started the game with a one-goal advantage, perhaps that would have helped them in matters of confidence to score a second and avoid the comfortable attack of the Netherlands.

North America’s World Cup dream rested on Pulisic’s shoulders. Yes, the generation is cool but it’s the tip, the star. At the age of 24, he has the opportunity to correct his pace in the next edition, at home. But until the moment you fail, no one can correct or fix their mistake. Although they couldn’t fault him either, he knew how to withstand pressure and lead a team to international visibility. Sometimes great people make mistakes, too.

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