Captain America is getting massive love in England.
After his success in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, where he scored three goals in four games for the United States, Christian Pulisic has officially returned to the English Premier League (EPL).
The EPL took a break during the World Cup, since it was played in the middle of the season. Pulisic and his team, Chelsea FC, resumed their season with a Dec. 27 home match against AFC Bournemouth.
The last time Chelsea fans saw their team at their home stadium of Stamford Bridge was back on Nov. 6 against Arsenal. So as you can imagine, they gave their boys quite the warm welcome — so much so, that even the British were raining ‘U-S-A’ chants down on Pulisic in absolute glory.
Chelsea supporters chanting ‘USA’ for Christian Pulisic 🇺🇸❤️
(via @NBCSportsSoccer) pic.twitter.com/sczeNsPtBB
— USMNT Only (@usmntonly) December 27, 2022
I just want to point out too: Christian Pulisic looks so much more swagged out with the facial hair. He should definitely keep that.
But yes, the English Premier League is back! And as a Chelsea supporter, you better believe I was in front of my television for the AFC Bournemouth game while blogging. Now, I must admit, I originally missed the ‘U-S-A’ chants that came down on Pulisic. I must have been zoned-in, but when I did see the clip, I thought it was incredible — which made me regret missing it. (RELATED: Lionel Messi Had A Tough Time Getting Into His House After Being Surrounded By Hundreds Of Fans)
This is a pretty big deal. England is the cream of the crop when it comes to club soccer (and they’re snobby as shit about it, as well as international soccer), and for British people (I understand they’re Chelsea supporters, but they’re still British) to show respect to Pulisic in a ‘U-S-A’ fashion is huge. In my years of watching the EPL, I personally have never seen anything like that. Pulisic basically hit a new status after his successful World Cup run, and Chelsea supporters let him know about it.
I honestly smell a World Cup in America’s future, and it’ll be led by my man Christian Pulisic. I believe, and you should too.