Christian Pulisic builds his perfect player and names one USMNT teammate

Christian Pulisic was challenged to build his perfect player, and had a share of interesting picks for each category. He didn’t forget about his favorite USMNT teammate.

In a video for Soccer dot com, the AC Milan player was challenged to name players in different categories that would build into his dream soccer player. 

Categories varied but were not exclusive to speed, passing, defending, shooting, strength. You get the gist.

Christian Pulisic builds his dream soccer player, includes Weston McKennie

Juventus condemn racist chants toward Weston McKennie, investigation to take place

Italian giants Juventus released a statement in support of United States men’s national team star Weston McKennie after he was the victim of racial abuse from Lazio fans on Tuesday.

A video circulating online shows McKennie walking on the sideline after being substituted in the 89th minute. In the video fans can clearly be heard making monkey sounds and chants toward the American midfielder.

Weston McKennie racial abuse vs. Lazio

Only 10 teams in the world are better than the USMNT according to FIFA

The United States men’s national team’s triumph in the Concacaf Nations League in March resulted in FIFA bumping the team up two spots in the world rankings to No. 11.

Wins against Jamaica and Mexico saw the USMNT move past Uruguay and Morocco in the rankings. Uruguay suffered a 2-1 defeat to Ivory Coast in March while Morocco had a surprising 0-0 draw with Mauritania.

New USMNT FIFA ranking

The18’s Copa América power rankings — Spring edition

The March international break recently finished which means it’s time for The18’s latest Copa América power rankings. The big tournament is only about three months out!

Two Concacaf teams secured the final two qualification spots with Canada and Costa Rica booking their tickets for this summer’s big event.

These rankings are based on recent performances and how we feel each team will perform in the tournament. After each person listed their top 16 teams, we aggregated the results into one official power rankings list.

Here’s our spring list for the 16 teams.

The top 6 goals scored during a Mexico vs. USA game that made our jaws drop

Sparks tend to fly when the United States and Mexico meet on the same field. The rivalry between North America’s two best national teams always produces entertainment and golazos. Some of the best USA vs Mexico goals have been scored in the last 20 years.

“I didn’t even notice!” — Christian Pulisic reacting to the USMNT’s ‘Dos A Cero’ victory over Mexico

Dos A Cero again.

Christian Pulisic had a hilarious post-game reaction to the U.S. men’s national team’s 2-0 victory over Mexico in the Concacaf Nations League Final on Sunday.

Tyler Adams’ screamer vs Mexico will go down as one of the best USMNT goals against El Tri

The Tyler Adams goal vs Mexico during Sunday’s Concacaf Nations League final will go down as one of the best in the rivalry between the two North American rivals.

The United States men's national team defeated Mexico 2-0 yet again to lift the continental trophy.

The context behind Adams' goal only adds to its lore. He was making his first start for the USMNT in 475 days after a major hamstring injury that required multiple surgeries. He was a surprise start against Mexico as many expected Johnny Cardoso to be in the starting XI.

Hey Nottingham Forest, Thursday’s USMNT game is why you need to play Gio Reyna

Thursday night’s United States men’s national team 3-1 victory vs. Jamaica in the Concacaf Nations League semifinals was about as ugly as it gets. There are still some positives to be pulled for the game like the performance of Gio Reyna.

Were you watching Nottingham Forest??

Reyna is on loan from Borussia Dortmund to Forest until this summer and it’s been a nightmare move for the 21-year-old.

Gregg Berhalter takes 'indirect shot’ at Jesse Marsch for criticizing Gio Reyna USMNT call-up

Gregg Berhalter didn't appreciate some people’s opinion on whether or not Gio Reyna should have been called up for the USMNT’s fixtures in the Concacaf Nations League. By people we mean Jesse Marsch.

The USMNT saw themselves struggle against Jamaica in the Nations League semifinals this Thursday, miraculously pushing the game into extra time with a last-second corner kick Hail Mary to avoid the embarrassing defeat. Seconds away from a disaster.

96th minute Jamaica own goal saves Gregg Berhalter’s job in nervy USMNT win

A casual soccer fan checking the score of the United States men’s national team’s Concacaf Nations League semifinal vs. Jamaica will see the 3-1 final score and assume it was a business-as-usual victory.

It was anything but. 

The USMNT only secured the victory thanks to a Jamaica own goal in the final seconds of regulation to send the game to extra time. Gregg Berhalter’s job was dangling by a rope the size of a mosquito’s leg.

A Miles Robinson header and subsequent deflection off Cory Burke’s cranium was Berhalter’s savior.