Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic reveals heartwarming reason behind his ‘worm’ celebration in USA’s win over Panama

CHRISTIAN PULISIC has revealed the heartwarming reason behind his ‘worm’ celebration for the USA.

Chelsea’s wing wizard netted a stunning hat-trick in his country’s 5-1 win against Panama yesterday.

USA star Christian Pulisic has revealed the reason behind his ‘worm’ celebrationCredit: AP

The Chelsea star promised a young fan suffering from cancer he'd perform the move

The Chelsea star promised a young fan suffering from cancer he’d perform the moveCredit: AFP

And Pulisic’s side are now on the brink of sealing their spot at the World Cup in Qatar later this year.

After netting his second goal of the night, Pulisic proceeded to celebrate by getting down on the floor to perform the ‘worm’ movement.

And he has now revealed why he chose to do the iconic celebration.

Pulisic was introduced to a 15-year-old USA fan on Saturday who had been diagnosed with bone cancer.

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Mason Ogle, who has osteosarcoma, was the USA’s matchday ambassador against Panama.

And he asked Pulisic to perform the ‘worm’ should the Chelsea ace score.

Pulisic said: “I met someone really special yesterday.

“His name was Mason and his one request was that if I scored, he wanted to see a worm celebration. That’s what that was for.”

Teammate Jesus Ferreira added: “I had no idea that was going to happen. When it happened, I was surprised but excited.

“I’ll rate it like a solid eight. Can’t give him a 10 because he didn’t go back down.”

Paul Arriola also said: “I probably give him a five just for flexibility.

“He could have been a little more flexible but I can’t do that, so who am I to judge?”

Pulisic opened the scoring against Panama from the spot in the 17th minute before Arriola and Ferreira put the USA 3-0 up.

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Pulisic bagged his second of the night, another penalty, before performing the ‘worm’ at the end of the first half.

The Chelsea completed his hat-trick in the 65th minute before Anibal Godoy netted a late consolation strike for Panama.


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