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American soccer players in Germany Bundesliga (USMNT) stars in 2021/2022 season



Over the years, the German Bundesliga has served as the original home for American soccer players in Europe.


The league is termed as one of the most friendly European Soccer Leagues For American soccer players to thrive, some of these players have gone on to join other big leagues in the continent.


For the 2021/2022 Bundesliga season, there’s an array of American soccer players and USMNT representatives spread across the two top divisions as well as some in the third league.



After the last campaign, Giovanni Reyna, Josh Sargent and John Brooks made the headlines for the right reasons.


But who are the top American soccer players in the German Bundesliga, Bundesliga 2 or 3? Liga to watch out?


Highlighting the American Soccer players in the Bundesliga to watch in the 2021/2022 season


1. Giovanni Reyna

[Borussia Dortmund – Bundesliga]


Giovanni Reyna is one of the best performing United States nationals in the division.


In the books of Borussia Dortmund, Reyna had his breakthrough moment back in 2020 where he came on as a substitute later in the game against FC Augsburg


As a young attacking midfielder, the American has contributed a lot to Borussia Dortmund’s quest for the league crown amid Bayern Munich dominance.


In October 2020, he started like a house on fire as he assisted three goals as Dortmund ran riot over SC Freiburg.


To further wrap out a perfect outing in the 2020/2021 season, he came on as a substitute in Dortmund 4-1 bashing of RB Leipzig to clinch the DFB Pokal.


Giovanni Reyna 2021/2022 season outlook

As Jadon Sancho departed for Manchester United in the Premier League, Reyna was handed the No.7 jersey at the club.


In continuation from where he stopped from last season, Reyna made his 50 German Bundesliga appearances, thus becomes the youngest player ever.


Dortmund coach Marco Rose had already drafted a clear plan with his new club, forming Giovanni Reyna as the key man in the middle of the park.


Reyna alongside Erling Haaland, Jude Bellingham, Thorgan Hazard, Donyell Malen, Marco Reus has been tipped to challenge the title from record-holders Bayern Munich.


For the American, this is the perfect moment to send a clear message across to work, announcing his existence.


2. Tyler Adams


[RB Leipzig – Bundesliga]

Adams over the last two seasons have held on to his position at the back, helping Leipzig through the storm in the UEFA Champions League.



As a resilient team, Leipzig has not failed to finish in the top three positions at the end of every season, beginning from their first campaign in the 2016–17 season.


Tyler Adams who was signed by New York Red Bulls in 2019 became a well known fullback as he became one of Julian Nagglesman preferred choices.


The most remarkable moment in the career of the American defender was the winning goal he scored to help RB Leipzig reach their first-ever UEFA Champions League semifinals.



Tyler Adams 2021/2022 Bundesliga outlook

So far, it is 100/100 for Tyler Adams under Jesse Marsch who took over the helms of affairs at the from Julian Nagglesman.


He was present as Leipzig succumbed to shock opening day defeat in the hands of Mainz 05 on the road.


In the second matchday, Tyler was also involved as Leipzig claimed their first three points.


In the third matchday against a more formidable VfL Wolfsburg side, Adams and teammates could not keep a clean as fellow compatriot John Brooks earned all three points.



Adams promises to deliver his best for his club with Jesse Marsch in charge.


Leipzig’s aim this season is on the title despite a poor start to the campaign.

3. Timothy Chandler


[Eintracht Frankfurt – Bundesliga]

Chandler who’s been a Bundesliga faithful throughout his Professional Soccer career formed a major part of the Frankfurt team last season.


As a defender, Timothy Chandler has had over 135 appearances for the club since 2014 when he decided to switch from 1. FC Nürnberg.


Chandler is one of the top Bundesliga Americans veterans with much experience in the division.


At least, he could be one of the reasons American soccer players have seen the league as friendlier.



Timothy Chandler 2021/2022 Bundesliga outlook

The veteran is yet to face real action since the commence of the new season. This could be attributed to head coach Oliver Glasser’s new team and formation.


Although he was on the bench during VfL Wolfsburg matchday three defeat, Chandler is expected to win the heart of the manager in subsequent games even though the season is still in the early stages.


Despite the setback early, Chandler still has a great record and history behind him as one of the top veterans in the division in the last thirteen years.


4. John Brooks


[VfL Wolfsburg – Bundesliga]

John Brooks was one of the reasons behind VfL Wolfsburg quick return to Champions League Soccer.


The club had faced dwindling form in the last one to two seasons across all competitions.


Brooks alongside Timothy Chandler are the top American soccer veterans in the Bundesliga.


The 28-year old began his soccer career with Hertha BSC where he also made his professional debut for the club.


Leaving Hertha BSC in 2017, the German American joined Wolfsburg.



Although most of his career at the club had been affected by injuries, Brooks turned out superb throughout the 2020/2021 season to help VfL Wolfsburg qualify for the UEFA Champions League once again.


John Brooks VfL Wolfsburg 2021/2022 season outlook

So far, the American has made tremendous progress since the commencement of the new Soccer season in Germany.


Brooks notable contributed in the 2021/2022 season was a full ninety minutes appearance to help Wolfsburg’s overcome visitors RB Leipzig on matchday three.


With the group stages of the Champions League set to make a return from September 2021, Brooks is expected to be fit for Wolfsburg as they tackle yet again another tough European journey.


VfL Wolfsburg has been drawn in Group G having Ligue 1 winners Lille, Sevilla, and Red Bull Salzburg.



Brooks is currently in 100/100 for Wolfsburg this season with three appearances in the season.


5. Chris Richards


[Bayern Munich – Bundesliga]

Chris Richards plays as a defender for Bayern Munich.


Signed from FC Dallas after a successful trial at FC Bayern Munich, Richards was quickly integrated into the Bayern Munich reserve team


He made over 30 appearances for Bayern Munich II in 2019 after he had signed a permanent contract with the club.


He also played a part in Bayern Munich 2020 exceptional season where the club won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World.


He was loaned out to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim for the remaining part of the 2020/2021 Bundesliga season.


Richards 2021/2022 Bundesliga outlook

The 21-year old has already played once for Bayern Munich this season.


He gathered just three minutes of action in Bayern Munich hard-fought Bundesliga matchday two wins over FC Köln.


Richards also featured for the club in the DFB Pokal as the German giants thrashed lower division side, Bremer, by a 12-0 scoreline.


Coach of the side Julian Nagglesman introduced Richards after the start of the second half in place of Niklas Sule.


6. Julian Green


[Greuther Fürth – Bundesliga]

Julian Wesley Green plays for Bundesliga newly-promoted side Greuther Fürth.


He plays dual roles. He can play as an attacking midfielder and a winger.


Green has also spent the major of his Professional Soccer career in Germany.


Began with Bayern Munich II, he switched to Hamburger SV and then to VfB Stuttgart, where he was also loaned to Greuther Fürth and was retrained at the end of the deal.


Green was part of the club’s successful campaign last season in the Bundesliga 2 which earned them promotion back to the Bundesliga.


Since the start of the new season, Green has played every match including the DFB-Pokal loss to Babelsberg.


7. Timothy Tillman


[Greuther Fürth – Bundesliga]

Timothy Justin Tillman is the second American soccer player at Greuther Fürth. He joins who’s been in the books of the club since 2018.


Tillman moved from 1. FC Nürnberg after just a year with the club.


Since he made his debut for the club in 2020, he’s formed part of the team and helped in the successful Bundesliga promotion last season.


For the 2021/2022 season, Timothy Tillman could not feature for Greuther Fürth after three matchdays into the season.

8. Mathew Hoppe


[Schalke 04 – Bundesliga 2]

Matthew Timothy Hoppe is the next-generation American soccer player to watch in the Bundesliga.


It was a bad experience for Hoppe who had his senior debut for Schalke 04, the same season the club got relegated to the Second Bundesliga.


Hoppe’s breakthrough moment was back on January 9, 2021, as he scored a hat-trick, which is also his first senior goal for the club against Hoffenheim.


Hoppe was awarded the Bundesliga Rookie of the Month for January 2021.


9. Kobe Hernandez-Foster


[VfL Wolfsburg – Bundesliga]

Kobe Hernandez-Foster is currently in the books of VfL Wolfsburg for the new Bundesliga season.


Other players to watch


9. Terrence Boyd

Club: Hallescher FC, 3.Liga.

10. Andrew Wooten

Club: VfL Osnabrück, 3. Liga.

11. Maurice Malone

Club: FC Augsburg, Bundesliga.

12. Isaiah Young

Club: Rot-Weiss Essen, Regionalliga West

13. Taylor Booth

Club: Bayern Munich


Also Read: American soccer players in Europe to watch – 2021/2022 season


American soccer players have flooded the German Bundesliga over the years. The league has is currently regarded as the starting point for US nationals in Europe.


In the past, Christian Pulisic performance for Borussia Dortmund attracted interest from European giants including Chelsea who coughed out over 50 million to sign.


Pulisic breakthrough in the league sent messages across Europe.


Recently, Giovanni Reyna became the new United States soccer player in the Bundesliga making the headlines every week.


The attacking midfielder has been tipped to succeed with Borussia Dortmund even as the club handed the No.7 jersey to the Americans after Jadon Sancho departure to English Premier League side Manchester United.


The article highlighted the list of American soccer players in Germany, Bundesliga, 2, 3.Liga and Regionaliga.

(To be updated frequently).

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