USA 4-0 GUATEMALA

Dortmund teenager Pulisic becomes youngest USA debutant

Borussia Dortmund's American teenager Christian Pulisic has made his USA debut and, at 17 years and six months, become the youngest to feature in a World Cup qualifier.

Dortmund teenager Pulisic becomes youngest USA debutant
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Borussia Dortmund's American teenager Christian Pulisic has made his USA debut and at 17, six months, become the youngest Stars and Stripes international to feature in a World Cup qualifier.

The attacking midfielder, who only made his Bundesliga debut in January, came on with nine minutes left to play of the USA's 4-0 win over Guatemala in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday.

'Our goal was to get Christian Pulisic some minutes,' US coach Jurgen Klinsmann was quoted on the Bundesliga.com website.

'Even in his limited minutes you could see the talent he has.'

Pulisic, who will only turn 18 in September, has made four appearances for Dortmund in Germany's top flight including his January debut.

He is now no longer eligible to represent Croatia, where his grandfather was born, after his USA debut.

'Truly blessed to make my USMNT debut! Great win for the team!' Pulisic wrote on his Twitter account.

The USA are second in Group C of their World Cup qualifying group, three points behind Trinidad and Tobago with two games left to play, at home to St Vincent and the Grenadines and away to the group leaders.