Christian Pulisic is widely considered to be the most talented American soccer player, probably ever. His current market value is roughly $50 million, about five times more than any other player in the United States national team pool. So what’s he doing to get ready for the upcoming Bundesliga campaign? Training with former Seattle Sounders forward Eddie Johnson, of course.
Sharpening @cmpulisic tools. Great exercise that I created where I incorporated movement with and with out the ball,passing,receiving, balance changing directions and a ball work exercise that consist of controlling the ball with different surfaces of the feet to create space and time to get out a of tight space off the dribble and to see a pass again. not physically demanding but all game realistic movements to get his body back in toon with those familiar Movements and feel for the ball again after his break #lovewhatyoudo #dowhatyoulove #youareyourenvironment #protraining #trainlikeapro #positivevibes #positiveliving #usa #soccer #hardworkdedication @freekickcenter
If you’ve not been keeping tabs on Johnson since he retired following a 2015 season in which he was unable to play due to health issues, this may seem strange. In actuality, it’s not that weird. Johnson has been coaching since then (he talked about during this 2016 interview on Sonarfeed) and he’s always been much more of a thinker than his public perception suggests.
At the very least, it’s good to see Johnson — who is still just 34 — involved in the game after having his career cut considerably short.