Who are the stars and british players in the MLS, club and
DATE: 05.07.2016 - SOCCERVOICE - NEWS - SEASON 2016-17
Who are they and
where are they playing, the stars of the league over the pond, the
They are progressing year by year in the MLS and as we all know the
US national team is getting better and better. The NASL that ended
in a total crash in the mid 80's after a long period of importing
old stars from Europe is not as the MLS.
MLS also have a number of imports, but they are still producing
great talent in the US as well. We have taken a look around in the
teams and found the following stars. Current top scores Nemanja
Nikolic is an interesting player, playing for Chicago Fire.
He joined the MLS club in front of this season from Legia Warszawa
and has earlier played for Videoton in the Hungarian league. A
player that has gone under the radar at the top leagues in Europe.
Nikolic (29) has so far scored 16 goals in 18 games for his team.
35 year old forward David Villa joined New York City in 2015 and has
for the last three seasons scored on delivery. 18 goals in his first
season, then 23 in the next and the former Barcelona forward has so
far this season netted 11 goals in 17 games.
A player to watch is another New York City player, 20 year old Jack
Harrison. He operates as a traditional winger, born in
Stoke-on-Trent and previously with the Manchester United academy. He
has so far scored 12 goals in 39 games for his club.
A player to watch is 23 year old midfielder Julian Gressel. The
German is currently playing for Atlanta United, and has so far this
season scored three and made five assists. He is a former college
player who has made the most of his first season at Atlanta.
Many might remember Giles Barnes from his years at Derby and West
Bromwich, today the 28 year old is playing for Orlando City, who he
joined from Vancouver in front of the season.
Former Burnley and Bolton defender Tyrone Mears is currently playing
for Atlanta United. The now 34 year old Manchester born, joined from
Seattle Sounders in front of the season. Mears has also been at
Lyon, Derby and West Ham.
Bradley Wright-Phillips, previously with Man City, Southampton and
Plymouth is still shining for New York Red Bulls. One of the real
proven players in the MLS who has scored 77 goals in 124 games for
the Red Bulls.
Former Birmingham, Aston Villa and West Bromwich defender Liam
Ridgewell is playing for Portland Timbers, but has in his years in
the MLS also been back in England, playing on loan for Wigan and
A list of some MLS players of importance, see below
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