The World Cup is just around the corner and 32 nations have qualified for the esteemed tournament in Qatar. Every single player who can take part in the competition will do everything they can to get there, and USMNT players are no different.

The Americans missed out on the World Cup in Russia in 2018. They failed to qualify for it, and this is their chance at redemption. As a result, several USMNT stars are changing clubs for a myriad of reasons. Some want more game time, while others want to fit a particular system.

Whatever their reason might be, it’s the summer of change for USMNT stars in Europe.


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USMNT players who joined the Premier League

The Premier League was the recipient of three hugely talented USMNT stars. Christian Pulisic will now have some company alongside him as USMNT trio Tyler Adams, Brenden Aaronson and Matt Turner all joined clubs in England’s top flight.

They weren’t the only ones as former Bayern Munich defender Chris Richards is leaving the German giants to join Crystal Palace. It’s a big coupe for the mid-table club who look increasingly good under former Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira.

Both Aaronson and Adams will line up in midfield for Leeds United (who are incidentally coached by American manager Jesse Marsch). While on the other hand, Turner will play second fiddle to Aaron Ramsdale at Arsenal.


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Other American players on the move

Keeping in line with clubs in the Premier League, there were some key departures too. Manchester City goalkeeper Zack Steffen left the English champions to join Championship club Middlesbrough on loan. He made the move to find some more game time.

Similarly, Tottenham Hotspur star Cameron-Carter Vickers left Spurs to join Scottish club Celtic on a permanent transfer. He, too, would like to play his way into Gregg Berhalter’s final squad for the World Cup in Qatar.


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However, only time will tell how many of these players will actually thrive, and who will fail at their new clubs.

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