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Brenden Aaronson replaced Pulisic at halftime as a result of the injury, but for the US it was unquestionably a price worth paying as Gregg Berhalter's team held onto its lead in the second half to advance at Iran's expense.
The American side stepped up their game as they needed a win to advance to the knockout stage of the ongoing FIFA World Cup. They found their hero in Pulisic as the Chelsea star found the back of the net to spark celebrations in his dugout.