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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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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?"

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    Christian Pulisic
    964
    280

    Christian Pulisic

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    Clint Dempsey
    721
    261

    Clint Dempsey

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceNacogdoches, Texas

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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    #95 of 103 Coolest Soccer Players#160 of 356 The Best Current Soccer Players

  • 3
    Landon Donovan
    763
    300

    Landon Donovan

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceOntario, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Landon Timothy Donovan (born March 4, 1982) is an American professional soccer player who... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Tim Howard
    145
    14

    Tim Howard

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceNorth Brunswick Township, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Timothy Matthew Howard (born March 6, 1979) is an American professional soccer player who... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Mia Hamm
    438
    287

    Mia Hamm

    Forward

    BirthplaceSelma, Alabama, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Mariel Margaret Hamm-Garciaparra (born March 17, 1972) is an American retired professional... more on Wikipedia

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    Carli Lloyd
    206
    136

    Carli Lloyd

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceDelran Township, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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    #1109 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time#714 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time

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    Brian McBride
    220
    162

    BirthplaceArlington Heights, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Brian Robert McBride (born June 19, 1972) is an American retired soccer player who played as a... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Abby Wambach
    199
    145

    BirthplaceRochester, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Mary Abigail Wambach (born June 2, 1980) is an American retired soccer player, coach, two-time... more on Wikipedia

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    Megan Rapinoe
    63
    23

    Megan Rapinoe

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceRedding, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • 10
    Claudio Reyna
    207
    154

    Claudio Reyna

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceLivingston, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Claudio Reyna (born July 20, 1973) is a retired American soccer player and the current... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    DaMarcus Beasley
    209
    158

    BirthplaceFort Wayne, Indiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    DaMarcus Lamont Beasley (; born May 24, 1982) is an American professional soccer player who... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Michael Bradley
    281
    223

    Michael Bradley

    Midfielder

    BirthplacePrinceton, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Michael Sheehan Bradley (born July 31, 1987) is an American professional soccer player who... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Jozy Altidore
    150
    104

    BirthplaceLivingston, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Josmer Volmy "Jozy" Altidore ( JOH-zee AL-ti-dor; born November 6, 1989) is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Cobi Jones
    118
    76

    Cobi Jones

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Cobi N'Gai Jones (born June 16, 1970) is an American former soccer player and analyst for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Brad Friedel
    182
    141

    Brad Friedel

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceLakewood, Ohio

    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    Bradley Howard Friedel (born May 18, 1971) is a retired American soccer goalkeeper and the... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Julie Ertz
    40
    7

    Julie Ertz

    Defender

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Julie Beth Ertz (née Johnston; born April 6, 1992) is an American soccer player and FIFA... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Jermaine Jones
    145
    112

    Jermaine Jones

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceFrankfurt, Germany

    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    Jermaine Junior Jones (born November 3, 1981) is an American soccer player who has played as a... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Hope Solo
    257
    227

    Hope Solo

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceRichland, Tri-Cities, Washington, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Hope Amelia Solo (born July 30, 1981) is an American former soccer goalkeeper. She was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Eddie Pope
    115
    87

    Eddie Pope

    Defender

    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, Greensboro

    NationalityUnited States of America

    George Edward Pope (December 24, 1973) is a retired American soccer player who last played for... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Alexi Lalas
    189
    162

    Alexi Lalas

    Defender

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Michigan

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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    Kasey Keller
    124
    98

    Kasey Keller

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceOlympia, Washington

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kasey C. Keller (born November 29, 1969) is an American former soccer player who played... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Tab Ramos
    60
    35

    Tab Ramos

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceMontevideo, Uruguay

    NationalityUnited States of America, Uruguay

    Tabaré Ramos, known as Tab Ramos (born September 21, 1966) is an American former soccer player... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Michelle Akers
    70
    46

    Michelle Akers

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSanta Clara, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Michelle Anne Akers (born February 1, 1966) is an American former soccer player, who starred... more on Wikipedia

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    #124 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#4 of 75 The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time

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    Oguchi Onyewu
    41
    16

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    NationalityBelgium, United States of America

    Oguchialu Chijioke Onyewu (born May 13, 1982) is an American retired soccer player who is... more on Wikipedia
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    Joe Gaetjens
    Joseph Edouard Gaetjens ( GAY-jenz; March 19, 1924 – July 10, 1964 [presumed]) was a Haitian... more on Wikipedia