Christian Pulisic’s formal arrival at BVB fueled a sort of revival in American interest in its prospects in Europe. After a trough period following a spasm of soccer-playing expats in the 00′s, the question today is not so much whether a young American can break into a European first team. It’s merely a matter of when.
And so the wheel spins on which player is next off the conveyor belt and onto the first team roster. And though he’s hardly been the most widely talked about American abroad, the next major breakthrough hit could be a Lennon in Liverpool.