Darlington Nagbe scored the lone goal in the U.S. men’s national team’s win over Ecuador on Thursday, but 17-year-old Christian Pulisic may have had the best highlight.
In the 91st minute of the friendly, Pulisic showed that age is just a number by expertly playing keepaway with three Ecuador midfielders to kill off the match in its dying moments.
U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said after the match that Pulisic was in contention to start for the club during the Copa America Centenario, which will begin next week. Pulisic has come off the bench in his first two appearances with the USMNT.
“Everybody's in contention,” Klinsmann said, according to ESPN FC. “It’s nice to see a youngster like Christian having no fear, having confidence.”
The U.S. will open the tournament on June 3 against Colombia.