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Christian Pulisic Misses Salzburg Match with Non-Terminal Illness

Dortmund rolled into Salzburg today to compete for a spot in the Europa League Round of 8 conspicuously absent one key player.
Christian Pulisic apparently has the flu, which I don't believe, since I don't believe Christian Pulisic gets sick. I mean, Michael Jordan played through the flu before, and I'm not comparing CP to Michael Jordan, but the kid can dunk. 
(I dunked once in warm-ups before a rec league basketball game in high school. It was the only time I ever dunked in my illustrious basketball career. Most of the other times I stuck to left-handed layups.)

Dortmund played the opposite of good today, which, unless my English fails me, is bad. If I had to do player ratings for the game I'd give everyone a zero, and I'd give Alexander Isak a -2 simply for not weighing enough. Isak needs to hit the weight room, lest he be carried away by the wind.

(Burki played well.)

People were down on Christian Pulisic for most of the month of February, citing a lack of form. But now that he seems to be playing well again the hype train is speeding out of control, and threatening to reach terminal velocity. Being the hope of a nation would ruin most players. Thankfully, CP seems to have a good head on his shoulders.

Unfortunately, this hype train cannot be stopped. I certainly won't try to stop it.

The next station is Hannover 96, a team known for....Is Hannover known for anything? Hopefully Pulisic will be healthy again, starting, beating people, assisting, and maybe even scoring.

For now all we can hope is that he's somewhere warm, sheltered from the elements, drinking ingwer tee and getting plenty of rest. When you're the hope of a nation, plenty of rest is critical.

Choo choo!

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