Players making the move from Major League Soccer to the Barclays Premier League is nothing new. Many people forget that players like Carlos Bocanegra, Brian McBride and Brad Friedel once played in MLS.
But as MLS's track record of developing players has improved, it has become a more popular option for Premier League clubs to fill areas of need.
Players from North America often come at a discount compared to similar-quality players from Europe. This will become more important as clubs must comply with financial fair play rules.
MLS players such as Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard and more recently, Brek Shea, Geoff Cameron, Kei Kamara and Roger Espinoza will continue to find their way overseas. Here's a look at eight players who will likely be following the well-worn trail to the Premier League.