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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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Landon Donovan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Landon Donovan Forward, Midfielder Landon Timothy Donovan is an American former professional soccer player. Widely considered to be the best player to ever come out of the United States, he played as a withdrawn forward and ...more

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Clint Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Clint Dempsey Forward, Midfielder Clinton Drew Dempsey is a retired American professional soccer player and forward. During his career, he played in England for Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur, and in Major League Soccer for New ...more

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Christian Pulisic is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
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Mia Hamm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Mia Hamm Forward Mariel Margaret "Mia" Hamm-Garciaparra is a retired American professional soccer player. Hamm played many years as a forward for the United States women's national soccer team and was ...more

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Brian McBride is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Brian McBride Forward Brian Robert McBride is a retired American soccer player who played for the Columbus Crew, Fulham F.C. and the Chicago Fire and is the fourth highest all-time leading goalscorer for the United ...more

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DaMarcus Beasley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
DaMarcus Beasley Midfielder DaMarcus Lamont Beasley is an American professional soccer player who plays for the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer. He plays mainly as a winger on the left side of the midfield but has ...more

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Michael Bradley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Michael Bradley Midfielder Michael Sheehan Bradley is an American soccer player who currently plays for and captains Toronto FC in Major League Soccer. Bradley also plays for the United States national team.

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Brad Friedel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Brad Friedel Goalkeeper Bradley Howard Friedel is an American soccer player who plays as goalkeeper for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. He played 82 games for the United States national team between 1992 and ...more

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Claudio Reyna is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Claudio Reyna Midfielder Claudio Reyna is a retired American soccer player and the current director of football operations for New York City FC. He was the captain of the United States men's national team before ...more

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Hope Solo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Hope Solo Goalkeeper Hope Amelia Solo is an American soccer goalkeeper and a two-time Olympic gold medalist. She has been goalkeeping for the United States women's national soccer team since 2000. After playing at ...more

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Alexi Lalas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Alexi Lalas Defender Panayotis Alexander "Alexi" Lalas is an American retired soccer player who played mostly as a defender. Lalas is best known for his participation with the United States national team ...more

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Carlos Bocanegra is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Carlos Bocanegra Defender Carlos Manuel Bocanegra is a retired American professional soccer player. A two-time MLS Defender of the Year, Bocanegra also played professionally in England, Scotland, France, and Spain. He ...more

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Eddie Pope is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Eddie Pope Defender George Edward "Eddie" Pope is a retired American soccer player who last played for Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer and spent eleven years as a defender for the United States ...more

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Jermaine Jones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Jermaine Jones Midfielder Jermaine Junior Jones is a American soccer player who plays as a Central midfielder for the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer and the United States National Team. He has previously ...more

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Abby Wambach is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Abby Wambach Forward Mary Abigail "Abby" Wambach is an American soccer player, coach, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and the 2012 FIFA World Player of the Year. Wambach has played for the United States ...more

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Jozy Altidore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Jozy Altidore Forward Josmer Volmy "Jozy" Altidore is an American professional soccer player who plays for Toronto FC and for the United States national team. Altidore made his professional debut in 2006 at ...more

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Carli Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Carli Lloyd Midfielder Carli Anne Lloyd is an American professional soccer midfielder who currently plays for Houston Dash in the National Women's Soccer League and the United States women's national soccer team. She ...more

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Brandi Chastain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Brandi Chastain Defender, Midfielder Brandi Denise Chastain is a professional American soccer defender and midfielder who plays for the team California Storm of Women's Premier Soccer League and is a former member of the United ...more

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Kasey Keller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Kasey Keller Goalkeeper Kasey C. Keller is an American former soccer player who last played for Seattle Sounders FC in Major League Soccer in 2011 as well as being the former starter goalkeeper for the United States ...more

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Maurice Edu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Maurice Edu Defender, Midfielder Edu Maurice Edu, Jr. is an American soccer player who plays for the Philadelphia Union and at one time played sporadically for the United States national team. A highly-touted prospect, Edu was ...more

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Steve Cherundolo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Steve Cherundolo Defender Steven Emil "Steve" Cherundolo is an American former soccer defender and current assistant manager for Hannover 96 Amateure. He was the captain of Hannover 96 of the German Bundesliga, ...more

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Giuseppe Rossi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Giuseppe Rossi Forward Giuseppe Rossi is an American-born Italian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Fiorentina and the Italian national team. Born in Teaneck, New Jersey, he began his career with the ...more

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Christie Rampone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Christie Rampone Defender Christie Patricia Rampone is an American professional soccer defender. She currently plays for Sky Blue FC in the National Women's Soccer League and is captain of the United States women's ...more

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Cobi Jones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Cobi Jones Midfielder Cobi N'Gai Jones is an American former soccer player and is the analyst for the Los Angeles Galaxy on Time Warner Cable SportsNet. He can also be seen on Fox Sports, BeIN Sports, and the Pac-12 ...more

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Brad Guzan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Brad Guzan Goalkeeper Bradley Edwin "Brad" Guzan is an American soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper for English Premier League club Aston Villa and the United States national team.

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Pablo Mastroeni is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Pablo Mastroeni Defender, Midfielder Pablo Mastroeni is a retired American soccer player and current head coach of the Colorado Rapids.

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Benny Feilhaber is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Benny Feilhaber Midfielder Benny Feilhaber is an American professional soccer player who plays for Sporting Kansas City in Major League Soccer as a midfielder.

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Jimmy Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Jimmy Gallagher Midfielder Jimmy Gallagher was a Scottish American soccer right wing midfielder who spent eleven seasons in the American Soccer League. He was a member of the U.S. soccer teams at the 1930 FIFA World Cup ...more

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Paul Caligiuri is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Paul Caligiuri Defender, Midfielder Paul David Caligiuri is a retired American soccer player. Caligiuri's professional career spanned 16 years, during which he played for numerous teams in the United States and Germany, and for ...more

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Ruben Mendoza is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Ruben Mendoza Forward Ruben Mendoza was an American soccer forward who was a dominant player in the St. Louis leagues during the 1950s and 1960s. He earned four caps with the U.S. national team and was a member of ...more

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Eric Wynalda is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Eric Wynalda Forward Eric Boswell Wynalda is a retired American soccer player, and sports broadcaster. He is currently a soccer analyst on Fox Sports 1. Wynalda scored the first goal ever in Major League Soccer in ...more

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Eddie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Eddie Johnson Forward, Midfielder Edward Abraham "Eddie" Johnson is an American soccer player who plays for D.C. United.

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Clint Mathis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Clint Mathis Forward, Midfielder Clint Mathis is a retired American soccer player and current assistant coach of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club.

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Chris Wondolowski is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Chris Wondolowski Forward Christopher Wondolowski is an American soccer player who plays for San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer and the United States national team. Wondolowski was MLS's top goal scorer in the ...more

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Tab Ramos is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
AdamAmroun1 added Tab Ramos Midfielder Tabaré Ramos Ricciardi, known as Tab Ramos is a retired American soccer player who currently serves as head coach of the United States U-20 team. Over this thirteen-year professional ...more

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Nick Rimando is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Nick Rimando Goalkeeper Nicholas Paul "Nick" Rimando is an American soccer player who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer and the United States national team. He is known ...more

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Craig Waibel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Craig Waibel Defender Craig Waibel is a former American soccer player who spent eleven seasons in Major League Soccer. He currently serves as technical director for Real Salt Lake.

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Steve Ralston is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Steve Ralston Midfielder Steve Ralston is a retired American soccer player and a current assistant coach for the San Jose Earthquakes. At the time of his retirement, Ralston was Major League Soccer's all-time career ...more

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Kenny Cutler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Kenny Cutler Defender, Midfielder Kenny Cutler is an American soccer player who last played for Richmond Kickers in the USL Second Division.

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John O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
John O'Brien Defender, Midfielder John Patrick O'Brien is a retired American soccer player. O'Brien was one of the first Americans to earn a starting spot with a major European team, with Ajax Amsterdam in the late 1990s. At the ...more

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John Best is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
John Best Defender John Best was an American international soccer defender. He spent six seasons in the North American Soccer League where he was a five time first team All Star. He later coached the NASL Seattle ...more

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Joy Fawcett is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Joy Fawcett Defender Joy Lynn Fawcett is a retired American professional soccer player. She earned 239 caps with the United States women's national soccer team and retired from the WNT in 2004 as the highest scoring ...more

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Jay DeMerit is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Jay DeMerit Defender Jay Michael DeMerit is a former American soccer player who last played as captain for Vancouver Whitecaps FC in Major League Soccer. His improbable career is the subject of the independent film, ...more

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Benny McLaughlin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Benny McLaughlin Forward Bernard "Benny" McLaughlin, Jr. was an American soccer forward who starred in the American Soccer League in the 1940s and 1950s. He earned twelve caps with the U.S. national team, was ...more

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Patrick Ianni is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Patrick Ianni Defender Patrick Edward Joseph Ianni is a retired American soccer player.

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Ansu Toure is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Ansu Toure Forward, Midfielder Ansu Toure is a Liberian footaller who currently plays for Persiba Balikpapan in the Indonesia Super League.

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Michelle Akers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Michelle Akers Midfielder Michelle Anne Akers is a former leading American soccer player, who starred in the historic 1991 and 1999 Women's World Cup victory by the United States. She won the Golden Boot as the top ...more

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Chico Borja is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Chico Borja Forward, Midfielder Hernan “Chico” Borja is a retired U.S.-Ecuadorian soccer player and current soccer coach. He spent time in the several U.S.-based leagues including the North American Soccer League, Major Indoor ...more

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James Riley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
James Riley Defender, Midfielder James Riley is an American soccer player who currently plays for Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer.

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Julie Augustyniak is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Julie Augustyniak Defender Julie Ann Augustyniak is an American soccer player who played for the Atlanta Beat of the Women's United Soccer Association. Augustyniak was born in Norfolk, Virginia and raised in Peachtree ...more