With the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals around the corner (July 15), and the U.S. failing to qualify this year, 60 Minutes searched to find hope for the future of the U.S. men’s soccer team. They found it in Hershey, Pennsylvania, home of Christian Pulisic. CBS News correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi puts on a pair of sneakers and watches the 19-year-old American athlete show off his moves on the turf. At one point, Pulisic approaches the goalkeeper, kicks the ball over the goalkeeper’s head and then scores behind him. The move has Alfonsi repeatedly saying “That was dirty!” See video below.
Since 2015, Pulisic has been playing attacking midfielder for German club Borussia Dortmund and the U.S. national team. On September 2, 2016, Pulisic became the youngest American player to score a goal in World Cup qualifying history at 17. (Both Pulisic’s parents played collegiate soccer at George Mason University.)
Pulisic is making headlines this week as the English football club Tottenham is reportedly making a huge bid (€50 million or $58 million) for Pulisic. The 5’8” tall, 139lbs. midfielder is also considered a target of Manchester United. Note: The FIFA World Cup is coming back to North America in 2026. 60 Minutes airs Sundays at 7pm on CBS.