Many of us remember the devastation at not seeing Pulisic on the field at the start of the Köln game. Will the same thing happen today? Sports Illustrated doesn't seem to think so. Neither does Fear the Wall. In fact, Sports Illustrated doesn't even mention CP's name. Why is this? What is happening? Is it because of Philipp's performance? Is it because CP hasn't had a goal or an assist in awhile and his final touches have been a bit off? Or is it because Peter Bosz hates me?
Either way, we'll know in about 30 minutes. I have a good feeling about CP in this game, whereas in previous games I didn't have the greatest feeling. I feel like coming off the bench could even be good for him, since he'd be extra fired up and would have fresh legs. Also, not that CP needs any help with this, but the importance of maintaining your feet on the ground and not letting things like his recent Golden Boy nomination go to your head cannot be overstated, and there's nothing like getting benched to throw in a little reality check.
Go Dortmund, go Christian, go Aubameyang and Philipp and Yarmolenko and Weigl and Götze and everyone else! Go Schwarzgelben!
And also, in the event that he plays, though he probably won't, go Bobby Wood.