When it comes to soccer, there’s one league around the world that has more eyes on it than any other, and that’s the English Premier League. The rip-roaring physicality on display, with the players seemingly being faster, fitter, and stronger makes the fierce competition intense fun to watch. It’s no surprise then, that the league has many supporters here in the US, who love tuning in to watch their favorite teams battle it out.
It will be satisfying for viewers from this country to note, that there are more and more players from the US that are starting to make an impact on the league. Let’s take a look at some of the most noteworthy, and give the lowdown on the current US soccer stars who are balling in the Premier League.
The star-man of Team USA, and affectionately known as ‘Captain America’, Christian Pulisic has been playing in the Premier League since 2019. He signed for London club Chelsea, in a massive deal worth $73 million, making him the most expensive North American player of all-time.
Since playing for the club, the attacking-midfielder has helped them win the most coveted prize in European soccer, the Champions League. During their impressive run to the final in the 2020/21 season, Pulisic scored one of the most important goals, in the semi-final against Spanish giants Real Madrid.
He’d recently fallen out of favor under Thomas Tuchel though, with the then manager relegating him to the bench, and preferring to use him as an impact sub. However, new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly, gave Tuchel the chop in early September, and replaced him with upcoming talent Graham Potter, so it will be super interesting to see if Pulisic can reclaim his place in the starting line-up.
The patchy form has mostly been down to several injuries (although thankfully nothing as bad as the worst injuries that we’ve seen in MLB history), so we have real hope that he’ll be back to his mazy-dribbling best soon.
This young defender from Birmingham, Alabama has just moved to London side Crystal Palace, and though Chris Richards’s career is just taking off, he looks set to lead the line for both club and country for many years to come. Though only born at the start of the new millennium, the now 22-year-old has already developed a maturity to his game that sees him able to snuff out attacks seemingly at will.
The Crystal Palace manager, Frenchman Patrick Viera, brought him to the club after being impressed by his ability to read the game, and his positional awareness. These talents are essential for being a top quality centre-back in the Premier League, so stay tuned to see this player go from strength to strength.
Leeds United are definitely the Premier League club that are flying the flag for America right now, with them having Wisconsin born Jesse Marsch as their manager. He took over in February 2022, and hasn’t wasted anytime in getting some of his countrymen into the squad. Brenden Aaronson is one of those players, and he’s already got Leeds’ supporters supremely excited by his skills, which have resulted in him being renowned as the ‘Medford Messi’.
The now 21-year-old is an attacking-midfielder who never stops running, which causes chaos for his opponents’ defensive structure. If you want a brilliant example of this, you only have to look at his debut goal for Leeds, which resulted from him relentlessly closing down the other team’s goalkeeper, and forcing an error.
It’s these kinds of moments that have Leeds’ fans ecstatic for what the future will bring, and so should USA fans, as Aaronson will be an important member of the national side in the upcoming World Cup. This international soccer spectacle is taking place in Qatar, and will be viewed by billions across the globe, as well as being a huge draw for betting aficionados.
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