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The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America  

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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
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Clint Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Forward, Midfielder
Clinton Drew Dempsey (; born March 9, 1983) is an American retired professional soccer player who played as a forward. During his career, he played in England for Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur, ...more
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Landon Donovan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Forward, Midfielder
Landon Timothy Donovan (born March 4, 1982) is an American professional soccer player who plays for Major Arena Soccer League side San Diego Sockers. He holds numerous individual records in ...more
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Mia Hamm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Forward
Mariel Margaret Hamm-Garciaparra (born March 17, 1972) is an American retired professional soccer player, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion. Hailed as ...more
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Carli Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Midfielder
Carli Anne Hollins (née Lloyd; born July 16, 1982) is an American soccer player. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist (2008 and 2012), two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion (2015 ...more
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Abby Wambach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Forward
Mary Abigail Wambach (born June 2, 1980) is an American retired soccer player, coach, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion. A six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer ...more
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Claudio Reyna is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Midfielder
Claudio Reyna (born July 20, 1973) 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 ...more
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Tim Howard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
ruitorres3716 added Goalkeeper
Timothy Matthew Howard (born March 6, 1979) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper for and captains Major League Soccer (MLS) club Colorado Rapids. Howard began his ...more
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Brian McBride is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Forward
Brian Robert McBride (born June 19, 1972) is an American retired soccer player who played as a forward for the Columbus Crew, Fulham and the Chicago Fire and is the fifth highest all-time ...more
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DaMarcus Beasley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Midfielder
DaMarcus Lamont Beasley (; born May 24, 1982) is an American professional soccer player who plays for the Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer. A versatile left-footed player, Beasley has ...more
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Michael Bradley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Midfielder
Michael Sheehan Bradley (born July 31, 1987) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder. He currently captains Canadian club Toronto FC in Major League Soccer. Bradley ...more
12
Hope Solo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Goalkeeper
Hope Amelia Solo (born July 30, 1981) is an American former soccer goalkeeper. She was a goalkeeper for the United States women's national soccer team from 2000 to 2016, and is a World Cup ...more
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Brad Friedel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Goalkeeper
Bradley Howard Friedel (born May 18, 1971) is a retired American soccer goalkeeper and the former head coach of Major League Soccer team New England Revolution.Friedel played 84 games for the ...more
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Kasey Keller is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Goalkeeper
Kasey C. Keller (born November 29, 1969) is an American former soccer player who played professionally in Europe and the United States, as well as being the starting goalkeeper for the U.S. ...more
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Jozy Altidore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Forward
Josmer Volmy "Jozy" Altidore ( JOH-zee AL-ti-dor; born November 6, 1989) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a forward for Toronto FC and the United States national ...more
16
Jermaine Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Midfielder
Jermaine Junior Jones (born November 3, 1981) is an American soccer player who has played as a defensive midfielder for most of his career. He currently plays as a midfielder for the Ontario ...more
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Carlos Bocanegra is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Defender
Carlos Manuel Bocanegra (born May 25, 1979) is an American sports executive and former professional soccer player. A two-time MLS Defender of the Year, Bocanegra also played professionally in ...more
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Cobi Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Midfielder
Cobi N'Gai Jones (born June 16, 1970) is an American former soccer player and analyst for the Los Angeles Galaxy on Time Warner Cable SportsNet. He can also be seen on Fox Sports, BeIN Sports, ...more
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Eddie Pope is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Defender
George Edward Pope (December 24, 1973) 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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Alexi Lalas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Defender
Panayotis Alexander "Alexi" Lalas (born June 1, 1970) is an American retired soccer player who played mostly as a defender. Lalas is best known for his participation with the United ...more
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Tab Ramos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
AdamAmroun1 added Midfielder
Tabaré Ramos, known as Tab Ramos (born September 21, 1966) is an American former soccer player who currently serves as head coach of the United States U-20 team. Over this thirteen-year ...more
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Michelle Akers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Midfielder
Michelle Anne Akers (born February 1, 1966) is an American former soccer player, who starred in the historic 1991 and 1999 Women's World Cup victories by the United States. She won the Golden ...more
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Brandi Chastain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Defender, Midfielder
Brandi Denise Chastain (born July 21, 1968) is an American retired soccer player, two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion, two-time Olympic gold-medalist, coach, and sports broadcaster. She ...more
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Steve Cherundolo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Defender
Steven Emil "Steve" Cherundolo (born February 19, 1979) is an American former soccer defender who was most recently an assistant coach for the United States men's national soccer team. ...more
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Christie Rampone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from the United States of America
Defender
Christie Patricia Pearce (formerly Rampone; born June 24, 1975) is an American professional soccer defender. She is the former captain of the United States women's national soccer team. Pearce ...more