Major League Soccer is normally seen as a league where veteran players arrive to soon say goodbye to the fields, however, in recent years they have also managed to export football from Europe.
Here are the ten most expensive sales in the history of the MLS:
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The American defender went through several of the lower NY Red Bulls, debuting in 2013.
By January 2016, the Chelsea signed it for 4.6 million euros, yielding its services to Speed, Nantes, Reading FC, Anderlecht and currently with him Deportivo Alavés from Spain.
The American defender was trained at the academy of the Philadelphia Union. In 2018 he signed his contract with the team and after his first season he was nominated for the award. 2018 MLS Rookie of the Year.
At the beginning of January 2021 it was transferred to KRC Genk of Belgium, signing until mid-2025 for 5.45 million euros.
The midfielder entered the bottom of the Philadelphia Union in 2005 and signed an amateur contract with him Bethlehem Steel FC in 2017.
By 2018 he began playing with The U franchise and in October 2020 he Red Bull Salzburg from Austria hired him for the amount of 5.45 million euros.
The American midfielder became the youngest player to sign in the MLS from Freddy Adu in 2004.
It was formed in the Sporting Kansas City, played with the subsidiary of Swope Park Rangers and later debuted with the club.
Just on August 5, 2021, his departure was announced to the Venezia FC by six million euros, the most expensive sale in the franchise.
The American goalkeeper began playing in the second team of the SC Freiburg, unable to reach the first team, so he left for the Colombus Crew, where he was a starter for three years.
By July 2019, Manchester City put 6.82 million euros on the table, being yielded to Fortuna Dusseldorf and after a season he returned with the Cityzens.
The veteran forward had his beginnings in the New York Red Bulls, being signed in 2008 by Villarreal thanks to 7.27 million euros, at the time one of the most expensive sales in the United States.
Already with the Yellow Submarine he was yielded to Xerez CD, Hull City and Bursaspor. Later, in 2011, he was signed by the AZ Alkmaar, where it shone, to later play with AF Sunderland, until he returned with the Bulls.
The American defender was trained at the Academia del FC Dallas, debuting in the 2019 season.
It didn’t take long for the AS Roma of Italy noticed his services and took him by 8.75 million euros.
The Argentine winger began his walk on the courts with the Hurricane, then passing through River Plate.
He was signed by the Atlanta United for the 2020 season and after 54 matches he made the decision to go to Saudi Arabia with the Al-Nassr by 16.36 million euros.
The Ghanaian-born Canadian winger performed all the inferiors with the Vancouver Whitecaps of his country, leaving a mark of twelve goals and 14 assists in 81 games.
In January 2019 the Bayern Munich was made of his services by ten million euros, being the most expensive sale in the history of Canada.
With the Bavarians he already raised three Bundesliga, two Cups, two German Super Cups, one UEFA Champions League, a European Super Cup and a Club World Cup.
Arisen from the inferiors of Cerro Porteño. In 2005 he was signed by the Lanús of Argentina, having a great performance and after a year and a half the then new franchise of the Atlanta United hired him for 7.5 million euros.
With The Five Stripes He shone with goals and assists, for which, at the beginning of 2019, the Paraguayan was signed by the Newcastle United, for an amount of 24 million euros.
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