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Pulisic: My Journey So Far

America’s first true European soccer champion and the captain of the U.S. men’s national team relates his journey from Hershey, Pennsylvania, to the pinnacle of world soccer.

Pulisic’s rise from his childhood in Pennsylvania to captain of the U.S. national team and Champions League glory is ultimately a story about a lifelong determination to realize a dream. Growing up in an area without role models, Pulisic would look to European stars for inspiration and to European soccer as his ultimate goal.
 
In this book Pulisic talks candidly about his journey so far, revealing the extraordinary excitement of fulfilling some of his goals and the great challenges involved. He also shares experiences from behind the scenes playing for club and country, his most memorable career moments, moving to a new country without knowing the language, training drills he’s used over the years to hone his skills, and his daily life as a soccer player.
 
Photographs from his family albums and some of the world’s best sports photographers document Pulisic’s path from his first visit to Chelsea at age seven to signing for the club for a record transfer fee when he turned twenty to his defense of the Champions League title and preparation for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Featuring dressing-room anecdotes and heartwarming stories, this fascinating look into the world of a quiet American boy turned soccer star is the real-life story of every aspiring young American soccer player’s dream and the perfect book for anyone with a passion for the beautiful game.

About The Author

Christian Pulisic is an American soccer player who plays as an attacking midfielder and forward for Chelsea Football Club and the United States national team. Daniel Melamud is an editor, writer, and the award-winning author of This Is Cricket. Arlo White is an English sports presenter and commentator. He was the lead commentator for NBC Sports coverage of Premier League and Major League Soccer for more than a decade and is also an ambassador and commentates for Chicago Fire FC. He plays himself on Apple TV’s award-winning sports comedy-drama series Ted Lasso.

  • Publish Date: October 18, 2022
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Sports & Recreation - Soccer
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 8 x 10-3/5
  • Pages: 240
  • US Price: $39.95
  • CDN Price: $53.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-7207-7

Reviews

"The book traces how the 23-year-old's dream to become a professional soccer player came true, memorable moments from his career so far, and a behind-the-scenes look into his life on and off the field." —ESPN

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