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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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Christian Pulisic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Kmbappe29 added Christian Pulisic
2
537 199
Landon Donovan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
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 Widely considered to be the best player to ever come out of the United States, he played as a withdrawn forward and ...more
3
482 175
Clint Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
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
4
327 166
Mia Hamm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
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
5
97 45
Carli Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
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
6
96 47
Abby Wambach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
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
7
129 84
Claudio Reyna is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
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
8
153 105
Brian McBride is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
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
9
135 93
Brad Friedel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
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
10
182 134
Michael Bradley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
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.
11
146 104
DaMarcus Beasley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
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
12
81 56
Kasey Keller is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
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
13
105 80
Jermaine Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
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
14
185 154
Hope Solo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
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
15
67 46
Cobi Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
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
16
86 64
Carlos Bocanegra is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
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
17
70 50
Jozy Altidore is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
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
18
77 57
Eddie Pope is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
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
19
132 111
Alexi Lalas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
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
20
78 64
Brandi Chastain is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
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
21
28 17
Michelle Akers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
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
22
65 55
Christie Rampone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
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
23
44 36
Steve Cherundolo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
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
24
23 15
Tab Ramos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
AdamAmroun1 added 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
25
51 50
Giuseppe Rossi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
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