The USMNT has one of the largest contingents from North America in some of the biggest soccer leagues in Europe.
Today, Americans represent a significant portion of players from the Americas who have actively competed at the highest level.
Christian Pulisic has been a household name from the days of his stay at Borussia Dortmund to Chelsea, where he lifted the UCL before making the switch to Italian Serie A side AC Milan in the summer.
Interesting Football brings you the full list of USMNT soccer players in Europe this season in the Spanish La Liga, Premier League and other top leagues.
England – English Premier League
🍒🇺🇸 𝐎𝐅𝐅𝐈𝐂𝐈𝐀𝐋 | AFC Bournemouth have signed Tyler Adams (24) from Leeds. £20m release clause triggered.
Statement: "To have him sign for AFC Bournemouth shows the ambition we have as a club… Tyler is an exciting player." pic.twitter.com/2LJGEZ2Rrm
— EuroFoot (@eurofootcom) August 20, 2023
Making the switch to AFC Bournemouth in the summer, Tyler Adams is one of the most famous American soccer players in Europe.
The 25-year-old started his career at RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga before switching to Leeds United. Primarily a midfielder, Adams can play as a full-back or a winger.
AFC Bournemouth are struggling to be competitive in the Premier League, starting slowly just as they did last season before eventually getting the leap and sustaining their Premier League status for another season.
Fulham have picked up some brilliant results thanks to some of the contributions of Tim Ream.
Ream is a centre-back capable of playing as a full-back—the 35-year-old forms an integral part of Fulham’s first team this season.
Official: Matt Turner joins Nottingham Forest, permanent deal from Arsenal 🇺🇸
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 9, 2023
It was an outcome everyone had expected, as Matt Turner left Arsenal to find quality game time at Nottingham Forest.
The 29-year-old joined the Gunners following an impressive showing at the New England Revolution.
This season at Nottingham Forest, Matt Turner is the most preferred choice in the goalkeeping department by head coach Steve Cooper.
Ethan Horvath plays goalless for Premier League side Nottingham Forest.
Ethan Horvath is the second American at Nottingham Forest. But he faces an uncertain future at the club.
Last season, he spent time with newly promoted Premier League side Luton Town before heading back to Nottingham Forest for the start of the new season.
🇺🇸 CHRIS RICHARDS STARTS FOR CRYSTAL PALACE IN THE EFL CUP MATCH VS MANCHESTER UNITED 👀 pic.twitter.com/y0071b0sAE
— 🇺🇸 USMNTvsHaters (@USMNTvsHaters) September 26, 2023
Following a promising start in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich, Chris Richards switched to Premier League side Crystal Palace.
He has been tipped to become one of the regulars at Crystal Palace.
Nicknamed ‘Jedi’, Antonee Robinson is a left-back who plays for Fulham and is the second American at the Premier League club.
The 26-year-old has been impressive in his games for the Cottagers.
So far, he has established a strong presence in the team, making him one of the most important and preferred choices whenever he is available for selection.
Yes, he plays for Manchester City, the best soccer club in England. But being number one is not an easy task at Etihad Stadium.
That said, Zack Steffen has always been at his best, especially in Cup games where his manager opts for him.
Considering the level of competition in the goalkeeping department at the Etihad Stadium, he is expected to fight for his place.
Auston is one of the new entrants to the Premier League—the 25-year-old plays for newly promoted Premier League side Sheffield United.
Trusty was in the books of Birmingham City on loan from Arsenal before completing the permanent switch to the Blades.
This season, he has been involved in first-team action and has been tipped to maintain consistency.
England – EFL Championship
Josh Sargent has been one of the regulars in English football. The Forward plays for Norwich City in the EFL Championship.
Daryl Dike plays as a striker for EFL Championship side West Bromwich Albion. The 23-year-old forward has not been part of the team due to injuries but is expected to return to the first team.
Haji Wright plays as a forward for EFL Championship side Coventry City. He has been an integral part of the first team.
Duane Holmes is a midfielder who plays for high-flying Championship side Preston North End. It has a journey across English football for Duane Holmes, who has played for Huddersfield Town and Derby County.
Spain – La Liga
Luca de la Torre
Question of the day USMNT fam:
Would Luca De La Torre have gotten a real USMNT look when he was at Heracles if he HADN’T heavily advocated for himself and his strengths?
Poll in comments, reasoning welcome. pic.twitter.com/HT0rijwTWi
— USMNTrev (@Eyesandvibes) September 26, 2023
Luca de la Torre is one of the key players at La Liga side RC Celta de Vigo. The 25-year-old has established a strong presence at the club and is now one of the regular starters.
His performance at the Spanish club earned him a place in the United States Men’s Team.
Jonathan Gómez may not be one of the biggest names in US soccer, but he is a promising talent.
The 20-year-old is a left-back and plays for Spanish Mirandes in the Segunda División, the country’s third-tier company on loan from Real Sociedad B. He also gained a few minutes with the United States Men’s Team.
Konrad de la Fuente
Konrad de la Fuente laces his boots for La Liga side Eibar on loan from French Ligue 1 giants Marseille. The 22-year-old winger has also gained some minutes in the National Team.
Italy – Serie A
Christian Pulisic's 50th career Champions League appearance comes against Borussia Dortmund, the club where it all started for him.
Full circle 🖤💛 pic.twitter.com/h23uT8rmVE
— USMNT Only (@usmntonly) October 4, 2023
Christian Pulisic appears to have found his footing in the Italian Serie A following his move from Chelsea.
The Champions League winner has already made himself one of the most preferred choices in the offensive position.
Yunus Musah switched from La Liga side Valencia to AC Milan in the summer. However, he is yet to earn a regular shirt in the team.
Weston McKennie returned to Juventus after a short stint at Leeds United. He is now one of the key players in the team for the new season.
Timothy Weah joined Juventus for the 2023/24 season after winning the French Ligue with Lille.
Gianluca Busio plays for Italian Serie B side Venezia F.C
Andrija Novakovich plays for Italian Serie B side Lecco on loan from Venezia.
Tanner Tessmann is one of the American soccer players who plays for Venezia in the Italian second division.
Germany – Bundesliga
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) September 29, 2023
Giovani Reyna has established himself as one of the household names in the Bundesliga. The American soccer star plays as an attacking midfielder for Borussia Dortmund.
His skills, performance and consistency earned him a place as one of the best young players in world soccer.
Brenden Aaronson made a name for himself while at RB Salzburg in Austria. His performance led to his move to Leeds United.
Starting a new career in the Premier League with the Whites, Aaronson showed some flashes of brilliance in the Premier League until Leeds United suffered relegation from the Championship.
He currently plays for Bundesliga side Union Berlin amid the team’s struggles in the early stages of the season.
Joe Scally plays a full-back for Borussia Mönchengladbach. Having spent more than two seasons at the club, he has established himself as one of the first-team regulars.
Hoffenheim Centre back John Brooks is one of the USMNT contingent in the German Bundesliga.
The 20-year-old has been a regular in the German Bundesliga, having played for VfL Wolfsburg and Hertha Berlin.
Paxten Aaronson plays as an attacking midfielder for Eintracht Frankfurt.
The former Philadelphia Union star has not gotten the chance to prove himself yet but remains one of the competitors for the midfield.
Timothy Chandler plays as a right-back for Eintracht Frankfurt. The 33-year-old has spent his career in Germany.
He has already represented the US Men’s Team, with up to twenty-nine appearances.
Ulysses Llanez plays as a winger for VfL Wolfsburg.
Julian Wesley Green
Julian Wesley plays for second Bundesliga side Greuther Fürth. He has spent his career in German soccer, playing for Bayern Munich II, Hamburger SV and VfB Stuttgart.
Terrence Boyd plays for FC Kaiserslautern in the German second Bundesliga.
Netherlands – Eredivisie
🚨 USMNT internationals Malik Tillman and Sergino Dest start for PSV in their UCL clash vs Sevilla. pic.twitter.com/Ii3zBfxuXU
— Takes 🇺🇸 (@USMNTTAKES) October 3, 2023
Not having the best time at FC Barcelona, Sergino Dest moved to PSV Eindhoven in the Dutch league. The American defender is now one of the regulars in the team.
Ricardo Pepi appears to have settled fully in the Dutch league following his move to PSV Eindhoven.
Malik Tillman is one of the American soccer stars currently in the books of PSV Eindhoven in the Dutch league.
The attacking midfielder is on loan from Bayern Munich.
Taylor Booth plays as a midfielder for Dutch Eredivisie side FC FC Utrecht.
France – French Ligue 1
FOLARIN BALOGUN! 🔥
A brilliant move and finish to level it for Monaco ⚽️
4 goals in 23 minutes! 😮💨
— Football on TNT Sports (@footballontnt) September 30, 2023
Folarin Balogun, perhaps, is one of the best strikers in Europe. The former Arsenal man could light up the French Ligue 1 last season with his goals while in the books of Reims.
He moved to AS Monaco permanently from Arsenal and also made an immediate impact on the team.
Portugal – Primeira Liga
- Josh Wynder (SL Benfica)
Belgium – First Division
- Mark McKenzie (Genk)
- Bryan Reynolds (Westerlo)
- Gaga Slonina (KAS Eupen / on loan from Chelsea)
- Owen Otasowie (Club Brugge)
- Sam Vines (Royal Antwerp)
Scotland – Scottish Premiership
- Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic)
- Dante Polvara (Aberdeen)
Austria – Bundesliga
- George Bello – LASK Linz
- Sebastian Soto – SK Austria Klagenfurt
- Joe Gyau (Degerfors)
- Kenny Saief (Neftchi Baku)
Greece – Super League
- Erik Palmer-Brown (Panathinaikos)
Norway – Eliteserien
- Christian Cappis (Molde)
- Sam Rogers (Lillestrom)
- Emmanuel Sabbi (Odense BK)
Israel – Premier League
- Josh Cohen (Maccabi Haifa)
- Aron Johannsson (Valur)