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 in the coming World Cup 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 11, 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


"Pulisic first won America’s hearts in that defeat in Trinidad in 2017, in which he scored a goal in a losing cause. After the game, he pulled his jersey over his teenage face and cried. In the foreword to 'Pulisic: My Journey So Far,' Daniel Melamud, a versatile sports writer, describes him as “the best player in the history of US soccer” (a view that few would dispute). The book is a generously illustrated compendium of conversations between the player and Mr. Melamud. Its contents—which range from childhood anecdotes to details of favorite movies, clothes and training routines—are targeted at avid young fans of Pulisic." —WALL STREET JOURNAL

"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

28 Best Gifts for Soccer Fans: "Cool Gifts for Soccer Fans: Hear from Captain America himself as he candidly recounts his journey–from a youth player growing up in Hershey, Pennsylvania to signing with Chelsea FC for a record transfer fee when he turned 20. The American soccer star also reflects on winning the Champions League and preparations for the upcoming 2022 World Cup in his first book." —MEN'S HEALTH

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