Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Step aside, Fulh-America.
Dear Cottagers, with only one American now, you're really lagging behind in the all-time table for employing Americans Abroad. I went back and updated Jacob's original standings and there's been tons of movement in almost three years since it went up. In addition to the newer names, I dug up a half-dozen or so older ones we missed last time.
All the same rules apply as when he first tabulated this (long story short: one needs to have gotten into the first team or currently look like they will before long), but I am not listing nearly as far down the numbers as he did.
#1 - Ljungskile SK (12 Americans) - Colin Burns, Etchu Tabe, Nick Noble, Michael Thomas, Sam Brill, Ryan Miller, Aaron Nichols, Brandon McDonald, Pat McMahon, Alex Horwath, Patrick Hopkins, Charlie Campbell
#2 - Club Tijuana (11) - Bruno Piceno, Joe Corona, Edgar Castillo, Herculez Gomez, Gregory Garza, Paul Arriola, Alejandro Guido, Esteban Rodriguez, Amando Moreno, Fernando Arce, Jr., John Requejo
#3 - FC Saarbrücken (9) - Johnny Maessner, Robert Clarke, A.J. Wood, Ryan Tinsley, Dario Brose, Eric Wynalda, Joe Max-Moore, Thomas Dooley*, Matt Taylor
#4 - Fulham (8) - Marcus Hahnemann, Eddie Lewis, Brian McBride, Carlos Bocanegra, Clint Dempsey, Kasey Keller, Eddie Johnson, Emerson Hyndman
(tied) Stabæk (8) - Chris Henderson, Mikkel Diskerud, Erik Benjaminsen, Ricardo Clark, Sean Cunningham, Michael Stephens, Andrew Jacobsen, Cole Grossman
(tied) UANL Tigres (8) - Tab Ramos, Edgar Castillo, Victor Garza, Jonathan Bornstein, Juan Pablo Ocegueda, Jose Francisco Torres, Moises Orozco, Omar Salgado
#7 - Leeds United (7) - Mike Lane, Eddie Lewis, Jemal Johnson, Mike Grella, Eric Lichaj, Robbie Rogers, Gboly Ariyibi
#8 - 1860 Munich (6) - Matthew Okoh, Josh Wolff, Gregg Berhalter, Kenny Cooper, Fabian Johnson, Bobby Wood
(tied) Bayer Leverkusen (6) - Thomas Dooley, Claudio Reyna, Frankie Hejduk, Landon Donovan, Jermaine Jones, David Yeldell
(tied) Everton (6) - Preki, Joe Max-Moore, Brian McBride, Tim Howard, Landon Donovan, Marcus Hahnemann
(tied) Kickers Emden (6) - Chad Deering, John van Buskirk, Grover Gibson, Adam Martin Coronado, Ruben Gonzales Jr., Navid Ali Torabian
(tied) León (6) - Marcelo Balboa, Eric Wynalda, Marco Vidal, Victor Sánchez García, Dennis Flores, Miguel Palafox
(tied) Mainz 05 (6) - Aaron Biagioli, David Wagner, Mike Duhaney, Grover Gibson, Conor Casey, Jared Jeffrey
(tied) SV Elversberg (6) - Brent Goulet*, Kenney Bertz, Grover Gibson, Michael Mason, Tim Lawson, Russell Payne
(tied) Tottenham (6) - Jim Brown, Kasey Keller, Brad Friedel, Clint Dempsey, DeAndre Yedlin, Cameron Carter-Vickers
(tied) VfL Wolfsburg (6) - Brian McBride, Mike Lapper, Chad Deering, Claudio Reyna, Kamani Hill, Fabian Johnson
And rounding out the top 20(+), here are the teams who've fielded five Americans: Borussia Dortmund, Derby County, Hannover 96, Molde FK, Nottingham Forest, Rangers and Santos Laguna.
- Greg Seltzer