With news that DaMarcus Beasley is ready to close the book on his career by retiring after the 2019 MLS season, we have to look back at the career of the ageless wonder. A professional career that has spanned 20 years, Beasley has played in the United States (Chicago Fire, Houston Dynamo), England (Manchester City), Scotland (Rangers FC), Germany (Hannover), the Netherlands (PSV Eindhoven), and Mexico (Puebla).
He also has a list of accolades as long as any American player that has ever stepped on a soccer field, with 3 U.S. Open Cups, 1 Supporters’ Shields, 2 Eredivisie titles, 1 Dutch Cup, 2 Scottish Premiership titles, 2 Scottish Cups, and 2 Scottish League Cups. He was a 5-time MLS All Star and made the MLS Best XI in 2003. He won 4 Gold Cups, up there for most ever by an individual, won the Golden Boot at the 2005 Gold Cup, and was the Silver Ball winner at the 1999 U-17 World Cup.
For the United States, he made 126 appearances for the senior national team, the 7th most in USMNT history. He has found the back of the net 17 times, tied for 9th most all time. He did it from the wing, from defense, and always with a gear that never dropped. He appeared for the USMNT in 5 World Cup qualifying cycles, which is the most ever by an American, and went to 4 World Cups, which is tied with Claudio Reyna and Kasey Keller for the most of all time. Simply put, DaMarcus Beasley has been doing it at a high level for a long time, and no player may ever match some of the records he has with the USMNT.
Take a look at some of Beasley’s greatest moments in a USMNT jersey, and then hit the comments to let us know where you think he rates among the best in America’s history. Run DMB Forever.