Christian Pulisic became the youngest American to score 10 international goals, but limped off with a quad injury during their 1-1 draw with Chile on Tuesday night, a result that denied Gregg Berhalter’s bid to become the first USA coach to win his first four games.
Pulisic scored in the third minute, running onto a one-touch pass from Gyasi Zardes and beating goalkeeper Gabriel Arias from just inside the penalty area.
At 20 years, 189 days, Pulisic broke the American record to double digit goals set in October 2010 by Jozy Altidore.
However Pulisic had been grabbing his right leg even before he went down in the 34th minute. He limped off under his own power, was attended to on the bench and was replaced by Sebastian Lletget.
Pulisic had not scored since the October 2017 defeat at Trinidad and Tobago that eliminated the Americans from World Cup qualifying. He has been bothered periodically by leg injuries this season at Borussia Dortmund.
Chelsea agreed in January to buy Pulisic from Dortmund for £55million, and loaned him back to the German club for the rest of the season.