Christian Pulisic sacrificed his body to receive a cross from Sergiño Dest, colliding with Iran’s goalkeeper as he finished the first World Cup goal of his career to give the United States the lead — and ultimately a 1-0 victory — in a tense, must-win match against Iran.

According to team officials, Pulisic was admitted to the hospital for scans. There were no other details. on After the game, his injuries were treated immediately.

Pulisic remained down on After the goal, the turf was cleaned up. The victory gave the United States a lead that ultimately secured them a place in the knockout phase. Pulisic was replaced at the half-time break by a substitute. an abdominal injury — and all eyes will be on His recovery is being monitored as the United States prepares for the next round against the Netherlands.

At just 24 years old, Pulisic is the national team’s most accomplished player. He was the first American to participate in the Champions League final with his club team, Chelsea, in the Premier League. This happened in 2021 when Chelsea won the title. He was the first American to score at this late stage with his semifinal goal.

However, he’s a luxury to the British club. So far this season, he’s started three games for Chelsea and scored just once.

But to the United States national team, he’s crucial. Pulisic has been called a shining star on Young team that hopes to make waves in the World Cup It is the creative engine behind the U.S. attack.

The World Cup opener, he was credited with crafting the U.S.’s first goal. Pulisic broke through the middle of the field in the 36th minute. He carried the ball past several Welsh defenders before finding Tim Weah on a run from the left. Weah scored with only one touch.

Pulisic, who was playing against Iran, did not return from halftime and was replaced with Brenden Aaronson. Who will be playing for the United States in the World Cup? on The biggest question for the U.S. young squad will be Saturday’s match against the Dutch team.