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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 Pulisic1
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    Christian Pulisic

  • Clint Dempsey2
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    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

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  • Landon Donovan3
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    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
  • Tim Howard4
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    18

    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

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  • Mia Hamm5
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    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

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  • Claudio Reyna6
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    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
  • Carli Lloyd7
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    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

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    #1118 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time#519 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time

  • Brian McBride8
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    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
  • Michael Bradley9
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    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
  • Jozy Altidore10
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    BirthplaceLivingston, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Josmer Volmy "Jozy" Altidore ( JOH-zee AL-ti-dor; born November 6, 1989) is an American...  more
  • Brad Friedel11
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    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
  • DaMarcus Beasley12
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    BirthplaceFort Wayne, Indiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    DaMarcus Lamont Beasley (; born May 24, 1982) is an American professional soccer player who...  more
  • Cobi Jones13
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    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
  • Abby Wambach14
    198
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    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

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  • Megan Rapinoe15
    68
    39

    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

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  • Jermaine Jones16
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    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
  • Eddie Pope17
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    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
  • Kasey Keller18
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    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
  • Hope Solo19
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    Hope Solo

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceTri-Cities, Richland, 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
  • Tab Ramos20
    64
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    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
  • Alexi Lalas21
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    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
  • Carlos Bocanegra22
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    BirthplaceAlta Loma, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Carlos Manuel Bocanegra (born May 25, 1979) is an American sports executive and former...  more
  • Julie Ertz23
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    Julie Ertz

    Defender

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Julie Beth Ertz (née Johnston; born April 6, 1992) is an American soccer player and FIFA...  more
  • Michelle Akers24
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    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

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  • Oguchi Onyewu25
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    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    NationalityBelgium, United States of America

    Oguchialu Chijioke Onyewu (born May 13, 1982) is an American retired soccer player who is...  more