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Why is Christian Pulisic called 'Captain America'? USMNT star's nickname explained

The 22-year-old has earned comparisons to one of the world's most famous superheroes

Christian Pulisic may not like it but his nickname of 'Captain America' has certainly stuck.

Since making his professional debut for Dortmund in January 30, Pulisic has carried the hopes of the U.S. men's national team on his shoulders.

Arguably, as the most talented USMNT player ever, he has been dubbed Captain America, named after the famous Marvel Comics character.

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