Despite the playful jests American footballers must endure from British personalities, it can't be denied that even U.S. players are quick to be signed by Premier League clubs when the talent is high enough and the price tag is low enough.
There has been a rich history of unlikely and inspirational stories around American players striking gold and glory in England since the Premier League was founded nearly 20 years ago. Such players have become beloved figures and cherished role models to fans of the world's game all throughout the United States.
Many American players have ventured to England, but few have truly succeeded to a significant degree in England's top tier. This list chronicles ten Americans who have, and the top ten at that.
While some Americans have certainly established themselves as national legends without really succeeding in the Premier League (Landon Donovan may have done well during his short stay with Everton, but 10 appearances hardly constitutes a spot on this list), this list is not about who are the most skilled Americans to ever play world football.
Based on a combination of total appearances and on-field successes, the following players are the best offerings that America has given to the Premier League thus far. As for the future, we can only hope that many more like them will follow.