Christian Pulisic wasted no time making his mark at Copa America, as the U.S. Men's National Team (USMNT) kicked off their campaign with an impressive victory, reported by GOAL.

Navigating the massive concourses of AT&T Stadium is no easy task, with fans, vendors, and booths creating a bustling atmosphere. For some of the 47,873 fans in attendance on Sunday night, this meant they missed a thrilling start to the USMNT's Copa America run against Bolivia.

Just three minutes into the game, Pulisic ignited the Dallas crowd with a stunning goal, setting the tone for a 2-0 win. This quick strike showcased Pulisic’s talent and leadership, giving the U.S. an early edge.

“I didn't even touch the ball yet!” Gio Reyna said with a laugh after the game. “That was sort of fun finding my way into the game. It's almost like starting 1-0, so it obviously took off some pressure and it was a beautiful goal.”

Team effort behind the victory

While Pulisic was the standout star, the victory was a true team effort. Folarin Balogun's goal just before halftime effectively sealed the win, building confidence in the USMNT's new No. 9 in his first major tournament. Tim Weah caused havoc on the wings, Tyler Adams put in a solid 45-minute shift, and the defense held firm. Coach Gregg Berhalter couldn't have scripted a better start.

Pulisic’s performance was exactly what fans expect from their star player. He scored a spectacular goal to start the game and later provided an assist to Balogun, who finished beautifully. Pulisic was dangerous and direct throughout, giving Bolivia’s defense a tough time.

“If he plays like this, he's tough to stop,” remarked a thrilled Berhalter after the game.

While the victory over Bolivia was a strong start, the USMNT knows tougher challenges lie ahead. This Copa America journey is a long one, with stronger teams waiting to test the U.S. squad. However, the positive first impression is a confidence booster.

Pulisic delivered what is expected from a star player. His early goal was a masterclass, and his assist to Balogun was top-notch. Pulisic’s presence on the field was a constant threat to Bolivia’s defense.

Balogun’s goal just before halftime was crucial, putting the game beyond Bolivia's reach. His performance in his first major tournament showed promise and boosted his confidence.

Reyna, although initially caught off guard by the fast start, settled into the game and contributed effectively. His post-game comments highlighted the team's unity and readiness.

Weah’s relentless effort on the wings created numerous opportunities, while Adams’ solid 45-minute performance provided stability in the midfield.

What's next for the USMNT and Christian Pulisic

The USMNT’s opening win at Copa America, led by a sensational Christian Pulisic, has set a positive tone for the tournament. The victory showcased the team's depth and potential, with each player contributing to the win. As the team prepares for tougher opponents, this strong start offers a foundation to build upon.

The next challenge awaits, but for now, the USMNT and their fans can relish in a well-earned victory.