Over the past couple years, there has been a renewed focus from fans on players that should try to leave the United States to take their professional career to foreign lands. Whether it is Mexico, South America, or Europe (or, in the case of Mix Diskerud, even Asia), many fans believe that American players, especially younger players, would benefit from moving to a league outside MLS to improve and play against the best players in the world. Last week, our Community Corner asked you to discuss some of those players who should make the leap abroad to test their mettle against the best in the world.
However, there are also some American players who are struggling abroad with their clubs and need a new situation. While there are endless possibilities for a place they could go to further their career, some may benefit from coming home to the United States to play in MLS. Whether it could be a sharpening of their skills, earning more playing time, or gaining confidence before finding a new spot, MLS could be a spot that could be a good home for some of these players. In the end, stronger, better players will help strengthen the USMNT player pool, and if the player has to come back to the United States to make that improvement, that’s better than a player sitting in a bad situation elsewhere.
So, this week’s Community Corner asks you: who would benefit from a move to MLS from abroad? As always, let us know why you selected who you did and if you even want to throw out a team that would benefit from that player’s services, even better!