By IVES GALARCEP
With foreign leagues around the world wrapping up their seasons ahead of the World Cup, we are coming to the end of another eventful campaign for Americans Abroad.
We saw Aron Johannsson turn into a goal-scoring machine at AZ Alkmaar, Tim Howard help lead Everton to a very impressive fifth-place finish in the English Premier League, and Tim Ream win Bolton Player of the Year honors for an excellent season in the English League Championship.
In my latest Goal.com piece, I named an Americans Abroad Best XI for the season that is wrapping up in Europe and Mexico. It wasn’t an easy team to select, with several players falling short despite having had good club seasons.
There is no denying that the level of high-caliber Americans Abroad talent has gone down with the returns of Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey to MLS, but there is reason to feel optimistic about the future as a large crop of young Americans climb their way up the ranks at various European and Mexican clubs. Players like Paul Arriola, Sebastian Lletget, Joe Gyau, Cody Cropper and Will Packwood to name a few.
Give my Americans Abroad Best XI piece a read and let us know which players you feel should have made the cut. What American impressed you the most with their play in a foreign country this past season? Which player were you most surprised to see included?
Share your thoughts below.