It's going to be a career-defining summer for Christian Pulisic. As the transfer rumors continue to swirl, linking him to seemingly every top country in European soccer, the American star has arrived at national team camp, a place that has long been one where he can escape whatever disfunction he's experiencing at club level.
For years, the U.S. men's national team has been Pulisic's home away from home, his chance to reset, refocus and, most importantly sometimes, play a big role on the field and off of it for his country.
However, as he joins the U.S. for the upcoming Nations League semifinal against Mexico, there's really no escaping the shadow of this summer. His Chelsea future is uncertain, to put it lightly, and everyone from the U.S. to England is wondering and projecting where he'll play his club soccer next season. His decision, whatever it may be, will have lasting ramifications as the 24 year old gears up to be the face of the USMNT once again for the 2026 World Cup on home soil.
Speaking to media on Monday, Pulisic didn't provide any answers, and it's likely because he doesn't have them - at least not yet. With a difficult Chelsea season now in the rearview mirror, Pulisic is now fully focused on the USMNT.
With the national team, Pulisic will have a chance to lift a trophy in the coming weeks to begin the summer on a high. It comes, once again, as a welcome change for Pulisic, who admitted that things haven't quite gone to plan at Chelsea as a potential move looks more and more likely.
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