In 2019-20, the top flight of English men’s and women’s soccer was a lonely place for Americans. The only regulars were Christian Pulisic, Chelsea’s rising star in his first Premier League season, and Newcastle defender DeAndre Yedlin.

Several Americans contracted by Premier League clubs bided their time with youth squads or played on loan — in the English second division, Germany, Austria and Sweden.

As a new campaign dawns, though, Pulisic and Yedlin will have company. Defender Tim Ream earned promotion to the Premier League with Fulham, which this past week also signed U.S. national team defender Antonee Robinson from Wigan, a second-tier club relegated to the third flight.

Goalkeeper Zack Steffen rejoined Manchester City after a year on loan with Fortuna Düsseldorf. Midfielder Indiana Vassilev, 19, made two appearances for Aston Villa this summer after the Premier League returned from the pandemic shutdown. And Southampton is reportedly pursuing U.S. midfielder Weston McKennie, 21, who since 2016 has been with Bundesliga side Schalke.

On the women’s side, midfielders Sam Mewis and Rose Lavelle left the National Women’s Soccer League to sign with Manchester City. Forwards Tobin Heath and Christen Press are reportedly following suit by signing with Manchester United. The NWSL’s cancellation of the regular season for health and safety reasons prompted U.S. national team players to seek opportunities in Europe, where the novel coronavirus is under better control.

Robinson, a 23-year-old left back, was set to join AC Milan last winter, but medical issues scuttled the transfer. Fulham stepped up this month with a four-year contract, adding to its history of employing U.S. players. The list includes, among others, Clint Dempsey, Brian McBride, Carlos Bocanegra, Kasey Keller and Eddie Johnson.

The Premier League will open the season Sept. 11 to 14. Pulisic, 21, is expected to miss the start of the campaign because of a hamstring injury suffered in the FA Cup final. The Women’s Super League will get started Sept. 6.

Here is the rundown of more than 180 Americans abroad:

(Several players competing in lesser leagues or with reserve/youth squads are not listed. Americans with dual nationalities representing other national teams have also been omitted.)


Premier League

Chelsea midfielder Christian Pulisic: at Brighton on Sept. 14

Newcastle United defender DeAndre Yedlin: at West Ham on Sept. 12

Fulham defender Tim Ream: vs. Arsenal on Sept. 12

Fulham defender Antonee Robinson: vs. Arsenal on Sept. 12

Manchester City goalkeeper Zack Steffen: vs. Aston Villa on Sept. 11

Aston Villa midfielder Indiana Vassilev (age 19): at Manchester City on Sept. 11

Wolverhampton midfielder Owen Otasowie (age 19): U-23s

Everton goalkeeper Nico Defreitas-Hansen (age 19): U-23s

Newcastle midfielder Kyle Scott: U-23s

Leicester City goalkeeper Chituru Odunze (age 17): U-18s

Liverpool midfielder Matteo Ritaccio (age 18): U-18s

Chelsea goalkeeper Ethan Wady (age 18): U-18s

Women’s Super League

Manchester City midfielder Rose Lavelle: at Aston Villa on Sept. 6

Manchester City midfielder Sam Mewis: at Aston Villa on Sept. 6 (goal and assist in preseason match vs. Everton)


Reading defender Matt Miazga, on loan from Chelsea: at Derby County on Sept. 12

Derby County midfielder Duane Holmes: vs. Reading on Sept. 12

Luton Town defender Cameron Carter-Vickers, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur: at Barnsley on Sept. 12

Queens Park Rangers defender-midfielder Geoff Cameron: vs. Nottingham Forest on Sept. 12

Queens Park Rangers defender Nicholas Hamalainen: vs. Nottingham Forest on Sept. 12

Norwich City forward Sebastian Soto (age 20): at Huddersfield Town on Sept. 12

Norwich City defender Jonathan Tomkinson (age 18): U-18s

Fulham defender Marlon Fossey: U-23s

Fulham goalkeeper Damian Las (age 18): U-23s

Fulham goalkeeper Alex Borto (age 16): U-18s

Reading forward Augustus McGiff (age 18): U-23s

League One

Sunderland midfielder Lynden Gooch: vs. Bristol Rovers on Sept. 12

Rotherham defender Matthew Olosunde: vs. MK Dons on Sept. 12



Dundee United midfielder Ian Harkes: played 90 in 1-0 defeat to Celtic

Dundee United midfielder Dillon Powers: in uniform, did not play

Celtic forward Cameron Harper (age 18): in uniform, did not play

Rangers midfielder Julian Anderson (age 18): reserves

Livingston goalkeeper Brian Schwake (age 19): reserves

Women’s Premier League

Glasgow City midfielder Sharon Wojcik: played 78 in 9-1 defeat to Wolfsburg in Champions League quarterfinals

Glasgow City forward Krystyna Freda: played 90 (assist)

Glasgow City defender Zaneta Wyne: played 90

Celtic forward Summer Green: no match scheduled

Celtic midfielder Sarah Teegarden: no match scheduled



Borussia Dortmund midfielder Giovanni Reyna (age 17): vs. Mönchengladbach on Sept. 19 (scored in third straight preseason match)

Schalke midfielder-defender Weston McKennie: at Bayern Munich on Sept. 18

RB Leipzig midfielder-defender Tyler Adams: vs. Mainz on Sept. 20

Wolfsburg defender John Brooks: vs. Bayer Leverkusen on Sept. 20

Wolfsburg forward Ulysses Llanez (age 19): vs. Bayer Leverkusen on Sept. 20

Eintracht Frankfurt defender-midfielder Timothy Chandler: vs. Arminia Bielefeld on Sept. 19

Werder Bremen forward Josh Sargent (age 20): vs. Hertha Berlin on Sept. 19

Free agent midfielder-defender Fabian Johnson: tbd

Wolfsburg defender Michael Edwards (age 19): Wolfsburg II

Wolfsburg midfielder Bryang Kayo (age 18): Wolfsburg II

Wolfsburg defender Kobe Hernandez-Foster (age 18): Wolfsburg II

Augsburg forward Maurice Malone (age 20): Augsburg II

Borussia Dortmund II defender Lennard Maloney (age 20): BVB II

Schalke midfielder Nick Taitague: Schalke II

Werder Bremen forward Isaiah Young: Bremen II

Freiburg midfielder Maxi Dietz (age 18): U-19s

Hoffenheim forward Quincy Butler (age 18): U-19s

RB Leipzig defender Mike Grimm (age 19): U-19s

RB Leipzig forward Noah Jones (age 18): U-19s

Schalke forward Matthew Hoppe (age 19): U-19s

Schalke midfielder Evan Rotundo (age 16): U-19s

Mönchengladbach midfielder Pablo Soares (age 18): U-19s

Frauen Bundesliga

Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Bryane Heaberlin: vs. Werder Bremen on Sept. 6

2. Bundesliga

Greuther Fürth midfielder-forward Julian Green: vs. Osnabrück on Sept. 20

Greuther Fürth midfielder Timothy Tillman (age 20): vs. Osnabrück on Sept. 20

Osnabrück forward Marc Heider: at Greuther Fürth on Sept. 20

Fortuna Düsseldorf midfielder Alfredo Morales: at Hamburg on Sept. 18

Hamburg forward Bobby Wood: vs. Fortuna Düsseldorf on Sept. 18

Jahn Regensburg forward Jann-Christopher George: vs. Nürnberg on Sept. 18

St. Pauli midfielder Kevin Lankford: at Bochum on Sept. 21

Hannover midfielder McKinze Gaines: vs. Karlsruher on Sept. 19

Hamburg defender Travian Sousa (age 18): U-19s

Hannover defender Stuart Ritchie (age 18): U-19s

St. Pauli midfielder Leon Flach (age 19): U-19s

Stuttgart defender Max Göggel (age 18): U-19s

Nürnberg midfielder Roberto Hategan (age 19): U-19s

Nürnberg defender Adam Armour (age 17): U-19s

Holstein Kiel defender Nico Carrera (age 18): U-19s

3. Liga

Bayern Munich II midfielder Malik Tillman (age 18): vs. Türkgücü-Ataspor on Sept. 18

Bayern Munich II defender Chris Richards (age 19): vs. Türkgücü-Ataspor on Sept. 18

Bayern Munich II midfielder Taylor Booth (age 19): vs. Türkgücü-Ataspor on Sept. 18

Hallescher forward Terrence Boyd: at Magdeburg on Sept. 18

Ingolstadt forward Jalen Hawkins (age 19): vs. Uerdingen on Sept. 18

Ingolstadt forward Justin Butler (age 19): vs. Uerdingen on Sept. 18


Ligue 1

Lille forward Tim Weah (age 20): not in uniform for 1-1 draw with Rennes

Rennes forward Theoson Siebatcheu: not in uniform

Ligue 2

Caen forward Nicholas Gioacchini (age 20): played 83 in 0-0 draw at Clermont

Feminine Division 1

Paris Saint-Germain defender Alana Cook: in uniform, did not play in 2-1 victory over Arsenal in Champions League quarterfinals

Guingamp midfielder Carlin Hudson: at PSG on Sept. 5

Guingamp defender Haley Lukas: at PSG on Sept. 5

Fleury midfielder Daphne Corboz: vs. Montpellier on Sept. 5

Fleury forward Hannah Diaz: vs. Montpellier on Sept. 5

Fleury midfielder Charlotte Williams: vs. Montpellier on Sept. 5

Reims goalkeeper Phallon Tullis-Joyce: vs. Bordeaux on Sept. 5

Reims midfielder Rachel Corboz: vs. Bordeaux on Sept. 5


La Liga

Barcelona forward Konrad de la Fuente (age 19): Barcelona B

Atletico Madrid midfielder Federico Oliva (age 16): youth squad

Segunda Division

Tenerife defender Shaq Moore: no match scheduled

Primera Division Femenina

Atletico Madrid defender Kylie Strom: played 90 in 1-0 defeat to Barcelona in Champions League quarterfinals

Sevilla forward Toni Payne: no match scheduled

Sevilla midfielder Claire Falknor: no match scheduled

Sevilla defender Sabrina Flores: no match scheduled

Huelva midfielder Kristina Fisher: no match scheduled

Huelva forward Danica Evans: no match scheduled

Madrid defender Amanda Frisbie: no match scheduled

Tenerife midfielder Claire Pleuler: no match scheduled

Tenerife midfielder Katie Murray: no match scheduled

Tenerife midfielder Taylor Porter: no match scheduled

Tenerife defender Adrienne Jordan: no match scheduled

Valencia forward Cara Curtin: no match scheduled

Real Betis midfielder Samantha Dewey: no match scheduled

Real Betis goalkeeper Anna Rosa Buhigas: no match scheduled

Real Betis goalkeeper Emily Dolan: no match scheduled


Serie B

Frosinone forward Andrija Novakovich: season complete (8th place; 38 matches, 27 starts, 5 goals)

Serie A Women

Fiorentina defender Janelle Cordia: entered in 86th in 4-0 victory over Inter Milan



Ajax defender Sergiño Dest (age 19): at Sparta Rotterdam on Sept. 13

Emmen defender Desevio Payne: vs. VVV on Sept. 13

Heracles midfielder Luca de la Torre: vs. Den Haag on Sept. 13

Eredivisie Women

PSV Eindhoven defender Ellie Jean: vs. Alkmaar on Sept. 6

PSV forward Anika Rodriguez, on loan from Portland Thorns: vs. Alkmaar on Sept. 6

Eerste Divisie

Ajax II midfielder Alex Mendez (age 19): vs. Roda on Aug. 30

PSV Eindhoven II defender Chris Gloster (age 20): vs. Excelsior on Saturday

PSV Eindhoven II midfielder Richard Ledezma (age 19): vs. Excelsior on Saturday

Go Ahead Eagles midfielder Mael Corboz: at Dordrecht on Aug. 30


First Division A

Sint-Truiden midfielder Chris Durkin (age 20): played 90 in 0-0 draw with Oostende

Club Brugge goalkeeper Ethan Horvath: in uniform, did not play in 1-0 defeat to Beerschot

Kortrijk defender Brendan Hines-Ike: not in uniform for 0-0 draw with Eupen

Beveren-Waasland forward Joe Efford: in uniform, did not play in 4-1 defeat at Zulte-Waregem

Anderlecht midfielder Kenny Saief: not in uniform for 1-1 draw with Mouscron


Primeira Liga

Portimonense forward Stephen Payne: season complete (17th place; 0 matches)

Benfica goalkeeper C.J. Dos Santos (age 20): U-19 season complete

Porto forward Johan Gomez (age 19): U-19 season complete

1A Divisao Women

Sporting Lisbon midfielder Carlyn Baldwin: no match scheduled

Braga forward Hannah Keane: no match scheduled

Braga midfielder Denali Murnan: no match scheduled



Austria Vienna defender Erik Palmer-Brown, on loan from Manchester City: vs. Admira on Sept. 12 (loan talks continue)



Rakow midfielder Ben Lederman (age 20): in uniform, did not play in 2-1 defeat to Legia Warszawa



Sonderjyske forward Haji Wright: vs. Midtjylland on Sept. 11

Midtjylland midfielder Jens Cajuste: at Sonderjyske on Sept. 11

Nordsjaelland forward Jonathan Amon: at Brondby on Sept. 13

Horsens goalkeeper Mike Lansing: vs. Randers on Sept. 13

Odense midfielder Emmanuel Sabbi: vs. Copenhagen on Sept. 13

1st Division

Hobro midfielder Christian Cappis: vs. Viborg on Sept. 10

Hobro forward Louicius Don Deedson (age 19): vs. Viborg on Sept. 10

Hobro goalkeeper Jacob Samnik (age 19): vs. Viborg on Sept. 10


Koge forward Makenzy Doniak, on loan from Chicago Red Stars: played 71 (scored in 23rd) in 1-1 draw at Thisted

Koge goalkeeper Emily Boyd, on loan from Chicago Red Stars: played 90

Koge midfielder Lauren Sajewich: played 90

Koge midfielder Maddie Pokorny: played 90

Koge forward Mimi Rangel: not in uniform

AaB midfielder Erin Gunther: not in uniform for 3-0 defeat to Aarhus

AaB forward Nicole Robertson: not in uniform

Hjorring defender Emily Garnier: played 90 in 2-1 defeat at Brondby

Hjorring midfielder Vicky Bruce: played 35

Hjorring forward Brenna Ochoa: entered in 35th

Hjorring goalkeeper Kelsey Daugherty: not in uniform

Farum defender Jessica Davis: entered in 63rd in 2-1 defeat at KoldingQ



Helsingborg midfielder Mikkel Diskerud, on loan from Manchester City: played 90 in 2-0 defeat at AIK

Hammarby forward Aron Johannsson: entered in 66th in 3-1 defeat at Sirius

Ostersunds forward Nebiyou Perry (age 20): entered in 57th in 1-0 victory at Elfsborg

Örebro goalkeeper Jake McGuire: in uniform but did not play in 2-1 defeat at Varberg


Göteborg defender Emily Sonnett: played 90 in 3-0 defeat at Rosengard

Göteborg midfielder Brianne Folds: entered in 87th

Kristianstad goalkeeper Brett Maron: played 90 in 1-0 defeat to Djurgarden

Kristianstad defender Lauren Barnes, on loan from OL Reign: played 90

Kristianstad defender Hailie Mace, on loan from North Carolina Courage: not in uniform

Djurgarden defender Rachel Bloznalis: entered in 88th

Vittsjö midfielder Elizabeth Eddy, on loan from Sky Blue FC: played 81 in 3-2 victory over Eskilstuna

Vittsjö midfielder Heather Williams: played 71

Eskilstuna goalkeeper Cosette Morche: played 90

Umea forward Kayla Braffet: played 65 in 2-1 victory at Pitea

Växjö goalkeeper Katie Fraine: played 90 in 1-0 defeat to Linköping

Växjö defender Phoebe McClernon: played 90

Linköping forward Rachel Hill, on loan from Chicago Red Stars: entered in 71st

Örebro midfielder Cali Farquharson: in uniform, did not play in 2-1 victory at Uppsala



Stabaek attacker Romain Gall, on loan from Malmö: not in uniform for 2-0 defeat to Brann

Molde midfielder Henry Wingo: not in uniform for 2-0 victory over Odd



Haka midfielder Jacob Bushue: played 90 in 1-0 victory at HIFK

Haka goalkeeper Michael Hartmann: in uniform, did not play

Honka goalkeeper Tim Murray: played 90 in 2-0 victory at HJK


Super Lig

Besiktas forward Tyler Boyd: at PAOK on Tuesday in Champions League qualifier


Ligat ha’Al

Maccabi Haifa goalkeeper Josh Cohen: played 90 in 1-0 defeat at Hapoel Beer Sheva in Toto Cup

Hapoel Kfar Saba midfielder George Fochive: played 90 in 2-1 defeat at Bnei Yehuda in Toto Cup


Super League 1

Panaitolikos midfielder Gboly Ariyibi: season complete (6th place; 19 matches, 10 starts, 1 goal)



Brisbane midfielder Rylee Baisden: season complete (5th place; 11 matches, 3 goals)

Adelaide defender Julia Ashley: season complete (8th place; 8 matches)



Arsenal midfielder Joel Soñora, on loan from Talleres: season complete (11th place; 17 matches, 5 starts, 4 goals)

Independiente midfielder Alan Soñora: season complete (14th place; 2 matches, 1 start)

Argentinos Juniors midfielder Matko Miljevic (age 19): season complete (5th place; 6 matches, 2 starts, 1 goal)


Serie A

Internacional forward Johnny Cardoso (age 18): in uniform, did not play in 1-0 victory over Atletico Mineiro


Serie A

Guayaquil City forward Michael Hoyos: played 56 in 3-1 defeat at Portoviejo


Liga MX

Necaxa midfielder Alejandro Zendejas: entered in 59th in 2-1 victory over Santos Laguna

Necaxa midfielder Fernando Arce Jr.: entered in 85th

Pumas midfielder Sebastian Saucedo: not in uniform for 1-1 draw at Tigres

San Luis defender Ventura Alvarado: not in uniform for 3-1 defeat to Cruz Azul

Mazatlan forward Sagir Arce (age 18): not in uniform for 4-3 defeat at Pachuca

Liga de Expansion MX

Pumas Tabasco midfielder Jonathan Suarez: played 90 in 0-0 draw at Correcaminos