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USA hopes for Pulisic use – dpa

DHe USA aims to use the waning star in the World Cup round of 16 against the Netherlands Christian Pulisic On that day. “I think it’s pretty cool,” coach Greg Berhalter said.

However, he restricted one to wait for the secret final training. The former Dortmunder is the most important player in the young American team. His defeat in the round of 16 between group winners Netherlands and DMK AmericaThe Americans, who finished second in their group to England, will hit hard.

Former Bremen player Josh Sergeant was also injured ahead of Saturday’s game at Al-Rajan (4pm / MagentaTV). Pulisic (24) suffered a groin injury and Sergeant (22) suffered an ankle injury. Berhalder, 49, said one is confident in Pulisic, a little less so in Sargent. They want to test him in training as well. But he certainly has a fighting spirit if it somehow becomes possible, said Berhalter, a former professional at Energie Cottbus and DSV 1860 Munich.

The former centre-back also played for Sparta Rotterdam in the 1990s, when they won against Holland’s coach. Louis van Gaal And Ajax gave Amsterdam. Van Gaal didn’t want to remember that, which made Berhalder laugh. “I think he remembers,” he joked – and got a lot of laughs from international reporters.

Chelsea professional Pulisic has been involved in both of the Americans’ goals in the tournament so far. He insisted he would do “everything I can”. Pulisic suffered the injury as he converted his winning goal to make it 1-0, and was put on the substitutes’ team and hospitalized.

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After missing out on the 2018 World Cup, the Americans are back in the Round of 16, just like in 2014. The U.S. last made it to the quarterfinals in 2002. At that time, the team was eliminated by eventual finalists Germany.