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11 best U.S. players to grace the Premier League

Brad Friedel

Brad Friedel holds the record for consecutive matches played with 310 straight games from 2004 to 2012. The US keeper played for Galatasaray, Liverpool, Blackburn, Aston Villa, and Tottenham.

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Brian McBride

One of the U.S. stars of tbe '90s and 2000s, Brian McBride spent five seasons at Fulham, scoring 33 goals in 140 appearances. He also had a brief loan stint at Everton and Preston North End before joining Fulham in 2004. He later returned to the US to play for Chicago Fire.

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Clint Dempsey

Clint Dempsey was awarded as Fulham's player of the year twice and holds the club record for goals scored in the Premier League, with 50 in 185 appearences. After Fulham he moved across London to Tottenham, wher he scored 7 goals in 29 appearences.

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DeMarcus Beasley

DeMarcus Beasley is probably the best American defender to have played in Europe. He claimed two Eredivisie titles, a KNVP Cup, two Scottish Premier League titles, played in four World Cups with the USMNT and is tied in second place for the all-time appearances on the biggest tournament for his country. He played with PSV, Manchester City, Rangers, and Hannover.

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Kasey Keller

Kasey Keller had one of the most illustrious careers in European football for a U.S. international. He played for Millwall, Leicester, Rayo Vallecano, Tottenham, Southampton, Borussia Monchengladbach, and Fulham.

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Michael Bradley

Michael Bradley is one of the greatest defenders to have played for the U.S., although his time in England was brief to say the least. He played just three games for Aston Villa on a loan stint from Borussia Mönchengladbach.

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Landon Donovan

Landon Donovan had two hugely successful loan spells with Everton, as well as at Bayern Munich, while he was still an LA Galaxy player. Many Everton fans wanted him to stay, but Galaxy refused.

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Tim Howard

Tim Howard earned the nickname of the 'Secretary of Defence' after his performance in the 2014 World Cup. He began his PL career with Manchester United, and under the orders of Sir Alex Ferguson, he was the starter until Edwin van der Sar took over in 2005. Howard went to become the undisputable starting keeper for Everton for almost a decade.

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Claudio Reyna

Claudio Reyna played for both Sunderland and Man City after making the move to England from Scottish club Rangers. Reyna made 87 appearances for City, scoring four goals and was a popular player with fans.

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Carlos Bocanegra

Carlos Bocanegra signed for Fulham in 2004 and made 116 appearences until he left the club in 2008, scoring eight goals. After England, he had stints in France, Scotland and Spain, before returning to the US to play with Chivas USA.

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Christian Pulisic

Christian Pulisic became the most expensive ever U.S. international when he signed from Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund for 64 million euros. He no doubt has the potential to become the greatest ever U.S. international to play in the Premier Leaugue. But time will tell...

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