Christian Pulisic suffers bruised pelvis, listed as day-to-day

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Christian Pulisic’s first-half damage towards Iran pressured him to overlook the remaining 45 minutes of the U.S. males’s nationwide staff 1-0 FIFA World Cup group stage victory, however his standing for Saturday’s Spherical of 16 showdown with the Netherlands appears to be like a little bit extra clearer.

Pulisic was identified with a pelvic contusion and his standing is day-to-day, U.S. Soccer introduced Tuesday evening. The 24-year-old scored the successful aim for Gregg Berhalter’s facet, serving to the Individuals clinch a berth into the knockout phases of the match.

Pulisic suffered the damage throughout his aim after colliding with Iranian goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand as soon as the ball had crossed the goal-line. The Chelsea attacker remained on the pitch till halftime earlier than being changed by Brenden Aaronson for the second half.

Pulisic created probably the most possibilities by any participant within the match (2) and in addition received three of his seven duels from his left wing place. His twenty second worldwide aim moved him one aim behind Joe-Max Moore for sixth all-time in USMNT historical past.

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The USMNT has but to concede a aim from open play within the competitors and can subsequent face a Netherlands squad that received Group A over Senegal, Ecuador, and match hosts Qatar.

Louis Van Gaal’s squad outscored their opposition 5-1 in the course of the group stage with Cody Gakpo main the staff with three objectives. Frenkie De Jong and Davy Klaassen have additionally contributed one aim apiece whereas goalkeeper Andries Noppert has registered two clear sheets.

Saturday’s Spherical of 16 match will mark the sixth all-time assembly between the USMNT and the Netherlands, and the primary in World Cup play. The Individuals lone victory towards the Dutch got here in a 4-3 pleasant win in 2015.

Supply – sbisoccer.com

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