The decision to honour Rooney with a 120th cap and big send-off has split opinion in England, but Pulisic said: “I am really excited for it.
“I looked up to a guy like Rooney [now playing in the States for Major League Soccer's DC United] a lot, actually.
“It is clear to see his passion for the game, what he did in his whole career in Europe, and now what he's even doing for the sport in MLS. He's a very passionate guy and I'm happy for him that he can have a nice send-off game. It's even better that it's against us.
“It's going to be a lot of fun."