Christian Pulisic in FIFA 18: The Cure for a Slow Midfield

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We usually get excited by young phenoms in the USA. We love a great, young talent; it doesn’t matter the talent: the brain, athleticism, or even charisma. We love someone who can do what no one else can. Christian Pulisic can do things no one else can. He isn’t just a prospect, however; he is tested and successful, in one of the toughest places to play, in the world of soccer.

Your now booting up FIFA 18 and starting your new career? You should look into purchasing Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund or even playing as the German club. Don’t just take my word for it that EA Sports didn’t forget about this guy, here is all you need to know about Christian Pulisic.

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It’s A Game of Numbers & Christian Pulisic Has Got the Numbers

His FIFA 18 stats don’t start off the charts at an overall rating of 78, but that’s higher than Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s were in FIFA 16. If he can move like OX, dribble like OX, and he costs less than OX. Christian Pulisic needs to be on your team.

You’re acquiring him for what he can do now, but remember that talent is more trainable in FIFA 18. It makes younger talent even more valuable because every week’s training session is power packed. We’re talking a a few minutes of your time, pre-game, to boost stats in several categories.

You can literally train a 79 like Christian Pulisic into an 89 overall. His potential is huge as a young star. Though he has many talents and can play well in multiple areas of the pitch. His versatility as a winger or central midfielder, makes fitting him into your team a breeze. Well how’s his movement? His movement stats are awesome.

86 Dribbling, 93 Acceleration, 90 Sprint Speed, 91 Agility, 92 Balance, and even 86 Jumping

These aren’t the only stats important to a player’s success, but Christian Pulisic shows boasts more than that. Its the overall balance of his attributes which makes him a must have and a must play on all but the best teams.


His Size Is A Problem – Don’t Let Christian Pulisic Hear You

He’s always been called too small. That the physicality of the game would eventually stop him in his tracks. People would ask if someone brought their little brother to games when he kitted up, so why hasn’t the physicality of world football caught up to him. Is it his determination, a Rudy like mindset or is it his amazing movement with the ball?

He excels in the Bundesliga, arguably the most physical league in the world outside of the Barclays Premier League. He excels in CONCACAF an extremely physical region of World Cup. He excels because he is excellent in his movement.

His speed on the ball is shadowed only by his hustle off it. He is direct and creative. His talent is to weather tackles and absorb contact turning the aggression of his opponents against them.

A quick turn out of the midfield or literally bouncing off tacklers, using the contact to accelerate himself towards goal. It’s a talent IRL but its exactly how you should play him in FIFA 18. Quick out of the midfield, drive on goal, quick passes, and no long shots.

With Christian Pulisic you’re the jet plane that’s quicker and faster. Time to get in the dogfight for the Ballon D’or.

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