Who are the 5 most promising Americans playing in Europe?
In recent years, American soccer fans have grown increasingly excited with all the young talent that has emerged for the national team. While all eyes have been on Christian Pulisic and his move to the English Premier League to play for Chelsea, there's also loads more great players out there who have made the move to Europe.
So, which young American players are looking to be the stars of the future? In this piece, we take a look at the five most promising players who indeed are making great plays in Europe.
5. Sergino Dest at Barcelona
Starting things off, we've got to bring up right back Sergino Dest, who is now making plays for Barcelona in La Liga. At only 20 years old, Dest grew up in the Ajax youth program and made his first appearance with the top club in 2019. After some head-turning showings, Barcelona made the move to grab him this past season.
Dest has shown flashes of brilliance at RB for the Catalonian giants, which surely has fans all over the world excited about his potential.
4. Timothy Weah at Lille
Next up on the list is striker Timothy Weah, who is currently suiting up in Ligue 1 for Lille in France. Weah began his professional career with Paris Saint-Germain in 2018 and then went to Celtic on loan in 2019, scoring three goals in 13 appearances.
Later in '19, Weah made the move to Lille. He's battled hamstring injuries with his new club, but is looking to become a regular playmaker for the team. Weah is also looked at as a key piece to the USA national team's attack for years to come, as he's 20 years old.
3. Gio Reyna at Borussia Dortmund
The youngest player on this list, Gio Reyna is an 18-year-old stud who now plays for Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga. The speedy midfielder is one of the most exciting young players you'll find in all of football.
Reyna grew up in the NYCFC youth team and then joined Dortmund in 2019. He made his first-team debut for the club in 2020. As of this writing, he's scored three goals in less than 30 appearances. He's also played in two games for the US national team.
2. Tyler Adams at RB Leipzig
If you followed the Champions League last season, then you're surely familiar with 21-year-old midfielder Tyler Adams of RB Leipzig. Adams helped the German side reach the CL semifinals, delivering some fantastic performances in the process.
While he's also battled some injuries, Adams, a star midfielder, will be a beast for the US national team once qualifiers get back underway. Fans love his style of play and it's easy to understand why.
1. Christian Pulisic at Chelsea
You just knew we had to save the best for last, right? Christian Pulisic arrived to Chelsea last season from Borussia Dortmund and took the English Premier League by storm. No one has forgotten about his hat-trick against Burnley and surely the same can be said about his showing against Liverpool late in '20.
Pulisic is the face of the US national team, with the midfielder having the potential to be one of the best Americans to ever head overseas and play in Europe. Here at Signables, we can't wait to see how much he'll be able to grow with Chelsea FC.