Christian Pulisic Is ‘Captain America’ After Scoring Goal In FA Cup Final

Christian Pulisic is making his country proud.

The Chelsea FC and United States men’s national soccer team star scored the opening goal Saturday in the 2020 FA Cup Final. Pulisic received Olivier Giroud’s lay-off pass and scored from close range to give the Blues a lead in the sixth minute.

After Pulisic scored, his nickname, “Captain America,” started trending on Twitter, and for good reason. He’s the first United States-born player to score in the FA Cup final, which has been played since 1872.

The goal was Pulisic’s 11th this season in all competitions for Chelsea. He has been on fire since English soccer’s restart, scoring five goals and registering four assists in 10 games.

However Pulisic’s joy was short-lived, as Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored for Arsenal in the 29th minute. Pulisic then exited the game early in the second half due to an apparent leg injury.

Arsenal ultimatel won 2-1.

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