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Pulisic vs. FC Augsburg (and other BVB stuff)

Today's game against Augsburg FC was a frustrating game for Pulisic fans. He started (whoopee!) on the left side, where he was heavily marked and received rare service from Jeremy Toljan, who seems hell-bent on not passing to our boy. He did have one great run where he cut up about four different Augsburg defenders, slicing through them like a meat-cleaver through a block of melting lard, then dished it to a teammate who promptly biffed it into an Augsburg defender.
Then, once Yarmolenko came out (who had a decent game but spent a little too much time on the ground crying for my liking, and also tripped over the ball once, which is something I do all the time but I'm 34 and play for FC Aloneintherain), Pulisic moved over to the right where, as the announcers commented, he looked much more comfortable and deadly. He had a great run where he made an Augsburg defender look like a child and then served up a perfect cross to Aubameyang, who headed it right into the goalkeeper. Pulisic could've easily had several assists today, but alas, so ist fussball.

I noticed one person on Twitter saying they hate when Pulisic tries to take four defenders on. I might hate this too if he couldn't actually pull it off. Granted, often times he doesn't. But he keeps trying. And that's what great players do. They keep trying.

NOW, FOR THE REAL QUESTION I WANT TO POSE IN THIS POST: What does Bosz plan to do about this "dilemma" of three guys (Philipp, Pulisic, Yarmolenko) competing for two positions? In my opinion it's easy: Just put Pulisic in a central, Messi-like role. Give him license to roam and do whatever he wants. He needs touches! Does Bosz not see this? Does he not see that more Pulisic touches = Dortmund playing better?

So that's my solution. Play Pulisic in the middle or play him at right midfielder or play him at right winger and use Yarms as a supersub. Done and done.

Almost a whole week now with no CP. The countdown to Panama starts now. Play Pulisic in the middle and leave Michael Bradley on the bench, or better yet, at home?

Yes please.


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