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The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America

Updated December 7, 2020 23.1k votes 2.1k voters 46.1k views1.0k items

List of the best soccer players from United States of America. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from United States of America, along with photos when available. This list of best United States of America soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous United States of America soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are the best United States of America footballers?" and "Who is the greatest United States of America soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of United States of America in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular United States of America soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.
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    Christian Pulisic

    Attacking midfielder
    Christian Mate Pulisic (born September 18, 1998) is an American professional soccer player who...  more
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    256

    Clint Dempsey

    Forward, Midfielder
    Clinton Drew Dempsey (; born March 9, 1983) is an American retired professional soccer player...  more

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    #597 of 1,299 The Best Soccer Players of All Time#95 of 103 Coolest Soccer Players

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    Landon Donovan

    Forward, Midfielder
    Landon Timothy Donovan (born March 4, 1982) is an American professional soccer player who...  more
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    25

    Tim Howard

    Goalkeeper
    Timothy Matthew Howard (born March 6, 1979) is an American professional soccer player who...  more

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    #26 of 188 The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time#60 of 115 The Funniest Professional Athletes

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    Mia Hamm

    Forward
    Mariel Margaret Hamm-Garciaparra (born March 17, 1972) is an American retired professional...  more
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    Claudio Reyna

    Midfielder
    Claudio Reyna (born July 20, 1973) is a retired American soccer player and the current...  more
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    Carli Lloyd

    Midfielder
    Carli Anne Hollins (née Lloyd; born July 16, 1982) is an American soccer player. She is a...  more

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    #1399 of 1,424 The Best Athletes Of All Time#121 of 199 The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018

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    Brian Robert McBride (born June 19, 1972) is an American retired soccer player who played as a...  more
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    Michael Bradley

    Midfielder
    Michael Sheehan Bradley (born July 31, 1987) is an American professional soccer player who...  more
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    Mary Abigail Wambach (born June 2, 1980) is an American retired soccer player, coach, two-time...  more
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    DaMarcus Lamont Beasley (; born May 24, 1982) is an American professional soccer player who...  more
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    75

    Cobi Jones

    Midfielder
    Cobi N'Gai Jones (born June 16, 1970) is an American former soccer player and analyst for the...  more
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    Josmer Volmy "Jozy" Altidore ( JOH-zee AL-ti-dor; born November 6, 1989) is an American...  more
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    Brad Friedel

    Goalkeeper
    Bradley Howard Friedel (born May 18, 1971) is a retired American soccer goalkeeper and the...  more
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    42

    Megan Rapinoe

    Forward, Midfielder
    Megan Anna Rapinoe ( (listen); born July 5, 1985) is an American professional soccer player...  more

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    #7 of 10 Things That Were A Thing: July 2019 Edition#9 of 76 The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time

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    114

    Jermaine Jones

    Midfielder
    Jermaine Junior Jones (born November 3, 1981) is an American soccer player who has played as a...  more
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    66
    39

    Tab Ramos

    Midfielder
    Tabaré Ramos, known as Tab Ramos (born September 21, 1966) is an American former soccer player...  more
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    98

    Kasey Keller

    Goalkeeper
    Kasey C. Keller (born November 29, 1969) is an American former soccer player who played...  more
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    87

    Eddie Pope

    Defender
    George Edward Pope (December 24, 1973) is a retired American soccer player who last played for...  more
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    Hope Solo

    Goalkeeper
    Hope Amelia Solo (born July 30, 1981) is an American former soccer goalkeeper. She was a...  more
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    163

    Alexi Lalas

    Defender
    Panayotis Alexander "Alexi" Lalas (born June 1, 1970) is an American retired soccer player who...  more
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    18

    Kevin Hartman

    Goalkeeper
    Kevin Eugene Hartman (born May 25, 1974) is a retired American soccer player who played 17...  more
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    36
    12
    Christopher John Albright (born January 14, 1979) is a retired American soccer player....  more
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    34
    11

    Eddie Gustafsson

    Goalkeeper
    Douglas Edward Alexander Gustafsson McIntosh (born 31 January 1977 in Philadelphia) is a...  more
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    40
    19

    Lori Chalupny

    Midfielder
    Lori Christine Chalupny (born January 29, 1984) is a former American soccer defender who last...  more