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Pulisic wants opponents to fear US, knows it will take time

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) Christian Pulisic has a vision of a transformed U.S. soccer team, a red-white-and-blue power that gives opponents sleepless nights similar the nightmares that plague players on the eve of facing Brazil or Germany.

"I want them to fear them like a big team," he said Tuesday, quickly acknowledging "obviously, we still feel we have a long way to."

The midfielder from Hershey, Pennsylvania, is with the national team this week for the first time since he became the most expensive American player. Chelsea agreed in January to buy Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund for 64 million euros (then $73 million), then loaned him back to the German club for the rest of the season.

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