Christian Pulisic is widely regarded as the best American soccer player. We went through his career and picked the top 10 best Pulisic goals that have been scored.
In his young career he’s played for the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea and AC Milan. We looked at all the goals he’s scored with those clubs and the United States men’s national team to make this top 10 list.
The criteria for making the list is simple: how good was the goal?
The significance of the goals doesn’t factor in. Therefore, while his goal in the 2022 World Cup was a major moment, it doesn’t make the list as it was a pretty standard goal.
Let’s get into the goals.
Top 10 best Pulisic goals in his career
10. Goal vs. Crystal Palace (July 7, 2020)
Lockdown Pulisic was a special era. This goal against Crystal Palace was one of his many highlights at the time. The quick feet and the powerful shot land at No. 10 on this list.
9. Goal vs. Liverpool (July 20, 2020)
The control with the chest, the turn and the finish. Great stuff from Pulisic here against Liverpool who went on to win the Premier League that year.
8. Goal vs. Werder Bremen (May 14, 2019)
(Fast forward to 0:15 on YouTube video)
This solo effort from Pulisic is one of the best displays of his dribbling ability as he torched the Werder Bremen defense.
7. Goal vs. Hoffenheim (December 16, 2017)
This was a clever goal for Pulisic as he beat the keeper with one smooth touch to score the 89th minute winner for Dortmund.
6. Goal vs. Manchester City (June 25, 2020)
This was one of “Lockdown Pulisic’s” greatest highlights. Manchester City had been dominating the game and then the American pounced on a mistake and made his opponents pay.
5. Goal vs. Liverpool (January 2, 2022)
Chelsea fans will remember this goal fondly as Pulisic controlled the ball with his shoulder, took a look at goal and blasted it into the net to tie the game moments before halftime.
4. Goal vs. Stuttgart (April 8, 2018)
We’ll give Pulisic the benefit of the doubt and say he 100% meant to do that.
3. Goal vs. Real Madrid (April 27, 2021)
This was a stellar goal from Pulisic as he bested Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois with a few clever touches to score in the Champions League semifinal.
2. Goal vs. Panama (March 27, 2022)
Pulisic’s best goal for the national team came during a crucial 2022 World Cup qualifier game. This goal was sensational as he controlled the ball on the turn, nutmegged a defender and then calmly stroked the ball in for the goal.
1. Goal vs. Bologna (August 21, 2023)
CHRISTIAN PULISIC. TAKE A BOW.WHAT A WAY TO MARK HIS SERIE DEBUT. pic.twitter.com/R4WIaeTpmp
— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) August 21, 2023
Perhaps it’s recency bias, but after watching every single goal Pulisic has scored this is his best. A majority of Pulisic’s goals have been in the box and getting on the end of crosses. A strike from distance like this is a rare thing from him that we’d love to see more of.