Americans Abroad: Every US player in Europe's top leagues

Lizzy Becherano
Weston McKennie of Juventus FC in action  for Juventus
Weston McKennie of Juventus FC in action for Juventus / Nicolò Campo/GettyImages

Like never before, American players are going beyond the confines of Major League Soccer and on to dominate some of the top teams on the other side of the Atlantic. The bridge to Europe, that once appeared daunting and almost impossible to cross, has become a regular pathway for this generation of American players who have revolutionised the transfer process. 

Currently, 21 American soccer players thrive in Europe's 'big five' (the Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, the Bundesliga and Ligue 1), with the number growing every season.

Here is a list of every American currently playing in the top five European leagues:

1. Bundesliga

Tyler Adams
Tyler Adams playing for RB Leipzig / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Brenden Aaronson - Red Bull Salzburg 

Tyler Adams - RB Leipzig

John Brooks - VfL Wolfsburg 

Timmy Chandler - Eintracht Frankfurt 

Gio Reyna - Borussia Dortmund 

Chris Richards - Hoffenheim FC

Ricardo Pepi- FC Augsburg

2. Serie A

Weston McKennie
Weston McKennie playing for Juventus FC / Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

Weston McKennie - Juventus FC

Tanner Tressman - Venezia FC

Gianluca Busio - Venezia FC 

Bryan Reynolds - A.S Roma 

3. Premier League

Christian Pulisic
Christian Pulisic for Chelsea FC vs Villarreal CF in the UEFA Super Cup 2021 / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Christian Pulisic - Chelsea FC

Zach Steffen - Manchester City FC

Josh Sargent - Norwich City FC

4. La Liga

Sergino Dest
Sergino Dest playing for FC Barcelona vs Granada CF in La Liga Santander / Eric Alonso/Getty Images

Sergino Dest - FC Barcelona

Matthew Hoppe - RCD Mallorca

Matt Miazga - Alaves FC 

Yunus Musah - Valencia CF

5. Ligue 1

Timothy Weah
Timothy Weah playing for Ligue 1 side Lille OSC / Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images

Tim Weah - Lille OSC

Erik Palmer-Brown - ES Troyes AC

Nicholas Gioacchini - Montpellier FC

Konrad De La Fuente - Olympique de Marseille