Christian Pulisic, US men’s team captain and Chelsea player, talks about his journey from Pennsylvania to Champions League glory in a new book titled “Christian Pulisic: My journey so far.“
The book tells how the 23-year-old’s dream of becoming a professional footballer came true, recalling memorable moments in his career and a behind-the-scenes look at his life on and off the pitch.
Never-before-seen images in the book show Pulisic’s drive and determination, from backyard juggling after watching European stars for inspiration, to setting the record for the highest transfer fee for a US citizen when he signed for Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund.
Photographs from his family albums include a young Pulisic playing in the U.S. junior soccer leagues, playing sports ranging from skiing to baseball, and his first visit to Stamford Bridge, suggesting what was to come.
The love for the game is passed on in the family. His parents met while playing football at George Mason University and went on to coach the game, which undoubtedly supported Pulisic as he pursued his dream.
Like Premier League striker Harry Kane, Pulisic also includes a children’s school project in the book, in which he writes: “When I grow up, I want to be a professional footballer. My favorite thing is to play football.”
Pulisic fulfilled his dream, and at a young age.
The American football star achieved a breakthrough in the 2015–16 Bundesliga season with Borussia Dortmund, where he became the youngest non-German to score a goal in the league before moving to Chelsea at 20 and winning the Champions League in 2021, becoming the best player. first American to play in a European men’s final.
Internationally, Pulisic was nicknamed “Captain America”. He is the youngest player in the US to score 10 goals and the youngest player to score double figures (21) and assist (10). His speed, direct play and dribbling are elite and he is arguably the most talented player on the team.
Asked what it was like to be the captain, Pulisic replied: “Obviously it’s a huge honor to wear it and represent my country in this way, but I just love being on the field and competing with my teammates.”
“My Journey So Far” includes candid conversations with Pulisic, his friends and family, and teammates at club and international level to give readers a glimpse into his day-to-day life, career highlights and dressing room anecdotes.
The book’s five chapters – with titles such as “The Yellow Wall” and “London Is Blue” – show how experience and hardship shaped Pulisic and prepare him for the next stage of his career, inspiring the next generation. soccer players from America.
“I like to lead by example. I hope that the guys will see my attitude in the games and how I compete. I hope they see this and want to do the same,” says Pulisic.