While David Beckham will forever be the stick that others are measured by in terms of their impact on Major League Soccer, players who starred in the biggest European leagues have been coming to MLS for years.
From Barcelona and Bulgarian national team legend Hristo Stoichkov to modern-day stars like Thierry Henry and Robbie Keane, MLS has a rich history of top-notch talent.
Here are eight more players who've had big careers in Europe that may be headed to MLS one day.
Rumors about Kaka coming to MLS have been around for years. That possibility may have diminished a bit now that his brother has left the New York Red Bulls, but speculation this summer on the league's own website, MLSSoccer.com, have Kaka possibly joining an expansion side in Orlando in 2015.
With a career at European giants AC Milan and Real Madrid, Kaka would no doubt be a high-profile capture for the league. And with his place in Real's lineup coming and going over the past few seasons, it is certainly realistic to believe Kaka would want out.
It would be unlikely for Wayne Rooney to make a move to MLS in the year before a World Cup, but after playing in Brazil this summer, it is a possibility.
Like Kaka, Rooney's brother played in the league for the New York Red Bulls and with his club career in limbo right now, Rooney could be a target for MLS come next summer. Last March, the Telegraph even speculated that MLS was Rooney's most-likely destination after Manchester United.
Even before leaving Chelsea after his magnificent performance in the Champions League final in 2012, Didier Drogba has been linked with a move to MLS.
This summer, Goal.com reported that it was Drogba's desire to end his career in Los Angeles or New York. A move to MLS could also provide the towering Ivorian striker with one last, big payday.
His stunning free kick this past weekend proved that Lampard is still a world-class midfielder, but after the World Cup is past, MLS could still be in his future.
This one seems rather unlikely as Steven Gerrard appears to one of the dying breed of footballers to begin and end his career with only one club.
However, several sources speculated last January that MLS is trying to use David Beckham as a conduit to bring a host of aging English stars, including Gerrard, to the American league.
Picking up either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, undeniably the two best footballers in the world right now, would be about the only thing that could trump the move that David Beckham made to the league back in 2007.
Ironically, Beckham is said to be part of the effort to lure both to the league in the future. Beckham's original deal with MLS gave him the option to own an MLS franchise in the future and if he exercises that option, he may be able to pull some of the world's biggest stars to the U.S.
In the 1970's, in the U.S.' first attempt to establish professional soccer in America, the New York Cosmos brought in some of the world's biggest stars. Beckham could make a similar effort should he ever own his own club.
With a tumultuous career spanning six clubs in 10 years, Carlos Tevez could literally end up playing anywhere before the end of his career.
It's highly unlikely to happen anytime soon with the World Cup and a fresh start with Italian giants Juventus on the horizon, but Toronto FC was linked with the Argentinian forward just this summer.