Quiz: Can you remember which American clubs these top talents played for?From Pelé to Beckham, Beckenbauer to Schweinsteiger, some pretty big names have turned out for Northern American clubs, but can you remember which ones exactly?
The United States of America is known as the land of the free and home of the brave – and brave you generally have to be as a footballer to up sticks and head off to play in the MLS, or NASL (North American Soccer League), as it was known between 1968 and 84. This league is rarely covered in Europe and it’s one that – despite its growing popularity – continues to be dwarfed by the more traditional sports that are loved almost religiously in the US of A.
Bastian Schweinsteiger’s recent decision to head to America – to more than likely –end his career with Chicago Fire sees the 2014 World Cup winner join a long line of football legends and promising talents to head to America for pastures new.
Some of them became cult heroes at their clubs, while others regretted their decisions instantly. You’ll more than likely know most of their names, but can you remember which clubs they played for?
Take our quiz below and see how well you know your soccer history.