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      November 9, 2016

      Das American: Christian Pulisic's Spectacular Rise

      America may be the world's sole superpower, and the nation that put a man on the moon, yet despite its population of 330 million, it has never produced a single world-class footballer. A long line of American "next big things" have departed for Europe with high hopes, only quickly to return defeated. As the United States prepares for the final qualifying round for World Cup 2018, a new hero has emerged. 18-year old, Christian Pulisic who left Hershey, PA at age 15, and against all expectations, battled his way into the starting lineup of Bundesliga power Borussia Dortmund before he was old enough to gain a driving license. As the U.S. Men's National Team prepare to play arch-rival Mexico in Columbus, Ohio, Roger Bennett of NBC Sports Network's "Men In Blazers" went to Dortmund to meet Christian and his family, and uncover the factors that have propelled his dizzying, unprecedented rise.

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