Pulisic leads pack of young Americans securing new deals abroad

Pulisic BVB

by JACK HAZZARD

As the world speculates about the next Galactico transfer this January, a slew of United States prospects have signed important under-the-radar deals — including American starlet, Christian Pulisic.

Here are some of the moves this weekend:

Christian Pulisic (Contract Extension with Borussia Dortmund)

Is there much to say?

The United States Men’s International star will continue his lethal presence in the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund until June or 2020 after the 18-year-old signed a three-year extension with the German side.

“We are very happy to have a very talented player after Julian Weigl,” emphasized BVB Sports Director Michael Zorc. “Christian is already an important figure within the team and, like Julian Weigl, To become a cornerstone of our sporting future.”

He has scored four goals and five assists in 31 appearances for the club over two seasons.

Romain Gall (Nykopings BIS → GIF Sundsvall)

The 21-year-old Paris native has struck a three-year deal with Swedish first division side GIF Sundsvall.

Gall spent most of his younger years playing with MLS and French youth setups, including D.C. United, Real Salt Lake, and Lorient.

The attacking midfield opted to turn down an offer from the University of Maryland in order to play for Lorient’s reserves. After a year with Lorient, Gall made the switch to Columbus where he spent a year with the Crew before signing with lower tier Swedish side Nykopings BIS – eventually joining GIF Sundsvall a year after.

Gall has made frequent appearances for the United States’ U20 club but has yet to appear for either the senior team of the U23s.

Isaiah Young (Philadelphia Union Academy → Werder Bremen)

The South Jersey soccer star is moving abroad (with the rest of American’s youth) to Germany.

The 18-year-old was a Players Development Academy star who, after leaving the Union Academy, turned down an option to return to the University of Wake Forest after being named the East Player of the Year in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.