Top 11 Americans who star in the EFL

Americans are having a profound impact in the EFL Championship and League One this season. With players dotted across the league hailing from the United States, many teams in the English second division are getting the most out of their talents. For example, Norwich and Coventry City are going back and forth trying to reach the promotion playoffs this season. American strikers have been instrumental in that success.

Elsewhere, Americans have had a role in midfield and defense with one goalkeeper coming from the United States. While it is not possible to form a hypothetical XI of Americans thriving in the EFL because of positional restraints, it is worth recognizing the best players from the USA in the lower tiers of English soccer. Some of these players may be due for an international call-up if they have not already received one from Gregg Berhalter.

The best Americans in the EFL

Ethan Horvath (Cardiff City)

Horvath has regularly taken a back seat to other American goalkeepers like Matt Turner or Zack Steffen. While those two have been on the squads for Premier League teams, Ethan Horvath has floated around the Championship. A move to Cardiff City in this season’s January transfer window gave Horvath a starting position.

He has cashed in by delivering the Welsh side five wins in his first 10 Championship appearances. That includes three clean sheets after a rocky beginning with the club. It is building on the success he had last season with Luton Town on loan. He was second in the Championship with 19 clean sheets as Luton secured promotion with Horvath in net.

Haji Wright (Coventry City)

Haji Wright has been making waves this season with Coventry City. Wright has scored 14 goals with Coventry City this season, which puts him in a tie for sixth with two players on the scoring charts in the Championship. That has propped Wright back into the USMNT’s Nations League squad, where Wright scored twice in the semifinal win over…


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Author : Kyle Fansler

Publish date : 2024-04-01 19:31:34

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