The European transfer window ended yesterday, and there were a flurry of moves that kept everyone on their phones. When the dust settled, we can look back at this transfer window as likely the biggest ever for United States internationals, powered by the moves of Sergiño Dest from Ajax to Barcelona and Weston McKennie moving from Schalke 04 to Juventus on loan. The biggest leap across the pond was probably Reggie Cannon moving from FC Dallas to Boavista FC in Portugal or Brenden Aaronson inking a deal to move from the Philadelphia Union to Red Bull Salzburg in Austria (and join American coach Jesse Marsch) at the end of the 2020 MLS season.
However, there were a few players that were notable for not making any moves within Europe. DeAndre Yedlin is still at Newcastle, Ethan Horvath is still at Club Brugge, Cameron Carter-Vickers will remain at Tottenham Hotspur, Bobby Wood inexplicably is still a member of Hamburger SV, and Fabian Johnson is still without a team. Also, some widely rumored moves from MLS to Europe did not materialize, like Mark McKenzie from the Union to Celtic FC.
We all want to see Americans in the best situations possible to improve and play regularly against the best competition. So, today’s Community Corner asks you this: which players missed out the most on big moves to new clubs during this transfer window? It can be a player moving from MLS abroad or it can be a player who is currently in Europe who is buried on the depth chart somewhere. Hit the comments and discuss the players who you wished would have changed their address during the summer transfer window.