Since it is common knowledge that American goalkeepers thrive in England, it came to no one's surprise that Cody Cropper earned a move to Southampton this summer.
Cropper is a long, long way from starting in net for the Yanks given the fact that Tim Howard and Brad Guzan will both be around for quite some time.
However, Cropper was the first-choice keeper for the United States U-20 team at the FIFA U-20 World Cup this summer.
Cropper may not see himself in the first team at Southampton any time within the next 12 months, but he is gaining plenty of valuable experience training at the club and playing in reserve matches.
At the raw age of 20, Cropper has plenty of time to develop given the shelf life of goalkeepers, who like fine wine usually get better as they age.
Cropper's name is one for the long-term future, but he is a player that fans should keep an eye out for every once a while as he is the best option at the moment to take over the American goalkeeping throne when the time presents itself.
Which American players do you think fans should fall in love with?
Leave me a comment below or send me a comment on Twitter, @JTansey90.