Christian Pulisic has been voted U.S. Soccer's Male Athlete of the Year for 2019, becoming the youngest two-time winner of the award.
The Chelsea attacker edged out Seattle Sounders midfielder Jordan Morris for the honor, garnering 38% of the vote to Morris' 35%. Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie finished third with 13% of the vote.
Oscar-winning film star and Austin FC co-owner Matthew McConaughey hopes to see the next generation of U.S. soccer talent follow Christian Pulisic's lead and make an impact in the sport around the world.
Pulisic has made a major impact at Chelsea since joining in a €64 million transfer from Borussia Dortmund in the summer, scoring six goals including a hat trick against Burnley.
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U.S. Soccer's projected 2020 deficit is set to grow $5.5 million due mostly to expenditures of $9 million on legal fees devoted to various lawsuits.
The federation had already projected a loss for the upcoming year, but legals costs -- including those due to the equal pay lawsuit filed by the U.S. women's team -- are the primary reason for the increase.
Speaking at the USSF Board of Directors meeting, USSF CFO Pinky Raina presented reports on the federation's financial state. Entering the 2019...