The Rising Stars of US Soccer

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When people think of the United States of America and football, they immediately think American football. It’s only natural considering that this is pretty much the country’s preferred sport to watch and follow. The NFL has become something of a statement when it comes to US sports, with the Super Bowl being a massive event every year.

Yet, what some people potentially don’t know, is that the United States has provided the European football industry (known as soccer in the US) with some excellent players throughout the years, too. In more recent times, a growing number of these have been coming to light, and that’s what we’re here to highlight today – the top US upcoming football players.

So, without further ado, we’re going to kick this off with a look at Ulysses Llanez. Born in Lynwood, California, Llanez currently plays as a forward for the youth team of VfL Wolfsburg. On Dec. 30, 2019, he was also called up for his first US men’s national soccer team senior-team camp, and he started his first game for the national team against Costa Rica. It was in that game that he scored his first goal (the only goal of the match, may we add!).

Giovanni Reyna is another American soccer player, who currently plays for Borussia Dortmund, and has made enough waves to draw attention to himself. As it happens, he was included in the “Next Generation 2019” list formed by The Guardian, although he was actually born in Sunderland, England. However, his hometown club is New York City FC, which he debuted with in 2015. It was just last year that he moved to Germany to join Dortmund’s academy, before making his debut for the team in January, 2020.

While Sergiño Dest was born in Almere, the Netherlands, he’s actually an American national who operates as right-back for the United States national team. He has represented the US at senior level since 2019, but he also plays for the Dutch club Ajax. In his debut match for the US national team, he played for 68 minutes, although the side suffered a 3-0 loss to Mexico. That being said, he still holds plenty of potential for both Ajax and the US national team.

Fortunately, all of these players and various others from the US remain in the foresight of not only football clubs and their fans, but sports bettors as well. Reyna has already seen lots of interest in his gameplay, with many visitors to sites like 1xBet, backing him as a potential goalscorer in matches. Find out how to download 1xBet mobile app for Android, and you can also participate in betting on him and many others. You’ll need to have an account at the sportsbook to do this, but then, you can place bets from any location with the mobile app on your handset.

And then we finally come to Christian Pulisic of Hershey, Pennsylvania. He is currently signed to Premier League club Chelsea, as well as the US national team, where he plays as winger or attacking midfielder. As it happens though, he began his professional soccer career at Borussia Dortmund, although he swiftly soared through the team’s youth academy. His transfer to Chelsea in 2019 was worth £57.6 million, making him the most expensive US player of all time. As a US international player, Pulisic has scored 14 goals in 34 games and is the youngest player to ever captain the US national team in the modern era.

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