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Christian Pulisic is USMNT Player of the Year; Pepi takes Young Player award

Christian Pulisic has been named the United States males’s nationwide workforce Player of the Year for 2021, marking the third time he is claimed the award.

The Chelsea star delivered two of the most memorable targets of the 12 months for his nation, scoring the winner in the Nations League ultimate towards Mexico earlier than netting in World Cup qualifying once more towards El Tri this previous November.

Pulisic’s celebrations in each cases — a shush and a customized t-shirt message — added to the legend of his 2021.

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U.S. Players of the Year: Pulisic & Pepi

In addition to Pulisic’s honor, striker Ricardo Pepi received male Young Player of the Year.

Pepi broke onto the scene in MLS to earn his first call-up to the USMNT, and he scored three targets to go together with three assists in six World Cup qualifying appearances.

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USA Player of the Year three-time winners

At 23 years previous, Pulisic turns into the youngest-ever three-time USMNT Player of the Year honoree. He additionally took residence honors in 2017 and 2019.

The others to have received the award 3 times are Clint Dempsey (2007, 2011, 2012), Landon Donovan (2003, 2004, 2009, 2010) and Kasey Keller (1997, 1999, 2005).

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