List of foreign MLS players

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This is a list of foreign players in Major League Soccer. The following players:

  1. Have played at least one MLS regular season game. Players who were signed by MLS clubs, but only played in playoff games, U.S. Open Cup games, or did not play in any competitive games at all, are not included.
  2. Are considered foreign, i.e., outside Canada or the United States determined by the following:
A player is considered foreign if he is not eligible to play for the national team of Canada or the United States.

More specifically,

  • If a player has been capped on international level, the national team is used; if he has been capped by more than one country, the highest level (or the most recent) team is used. These include American and Canadian players with dual citizenship.
  • If a player has not been capped on international level, his country of birth is used, except those who were born abroad from American or Canadian parents, or moved to Canada or the United States at a young age, and those who clearly indicated to have switched his nationality to another nation.

Up to now, 113 different nations have been represented in MLS. Eritrea is the most recent nation to be represented with Henok Goitom making a substitute appearance for San Jose Earthquakes on 19 August 2016.

In bold: players who have played at least one MLS game in the current season (2016 Major League Soccer season), and are still at the clubs for which they have played. This does not include current players of a MLS club who have not played a MLS game in the current season.


Africa – CAF[edit]

Algeria Algeria[edit]

Angola Angola[edit]

Benin Benin[edit]

Botswana Botswana[edit]

Cameroon Cameroon[edit]

Cape Verde Cape Verde[edit]

DR Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo[edit]

Egypt Egypt[edit]

Eritrea Eritrea[edit]

Ethiopia Ethiopia[edit]

Gambia The Gambia[edit]

Ghana Ghana[edit]

Guinea Guinea[edit]

Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau[edit]

Ivory Coast Ivory Coast[edit]

Kenya Kenya[edit]

Liberia Liberia[edit]

Mali Mali[edit]

Morocco Morocco[edit]

Mozambique Mozambique[edit]

Nigeria Nigeria[edit]

Senegal Senegal[edit]

Sierra Leone Sierra Leone[edit]

South Africa South Africa[edit]

Tanzania Tanzania[edit]

Togo Togo[edit]

Uganda Uganda[edit]

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe[edit]

Asia – AFC[edit]

Australia Australia[edit]

China China[edit]

Guam Guam[edit]

Iran Iran[edit]

Iraq Iraq[edit]

Japan Japan[edit]

Korea Republic South Korea[edit]

Lebanon Lebanon[edit]

Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands[edit]

Palestine State of Palestine[edit]

Philippines Philippines[edit]

Thailand Thailand[edit]

Europe – UEFA[edit]

Albania Albania[edit]

Armenia Armenia[edit]

Austria Austria[edit]

Belarus Belarus[edit]

Belgium Belgium[edit]

Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Bulgaria Bulgaria[edit]

Croatia Croatia[edit]

Czech Republic Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark Denmark[edit]

England England[edit]

Estonia Estonia[edit]

Finland Finland[edit]

France France[edit]

Germany Germany[edit]

Hungary Hungary[edit]

Iceland Iceland[edit]

Israel Israel[edit]

Italy Italy[edit]

Latvia Latvia[edit]

Lithuania Lithuania[edit]

Luxembourg Luxembourg[edit]

Malta Malta[edit]

Montenegro Montenegro[edit]

Netherlands Netherlands[edit]

Northern Ireland Northern Ireland[edit]

Norway Norway[edit]

Poland Poland[edit]

Portugal Portugal[edit]

Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland[edit]

Romania Romania[edit]

Russia Russia[edit]

Scotland Scotland[edit]

Serbia Serbia[edit]

Slovakia Slovakia[edit]

Spain Spain[edit]

Sweden Sweden[edit]

Switzerland Switzerland[edit]

Turkey Turkey[edit]

Ukraine Ukraine[edit]

Wales Wales[edit]

North & Central America, Caribbean – CONCACAF[edit]

Belize Belize[edit]

Bermuda Bermuda[edit]

Costa Rica Costa Rica[edit]

Cuba Cuba[edit]

Curaçao Curaçao[edit]

El Salvador El Salvador[edit]

Grenada Grenada[edit]

Guadeloupe Guadeloupe[edit]

Guatemala Guatemala[edit]

Guyana Guyana[edit]

Haiti Haiti[edit]

Honduras Honduras[edit]

Jamaica Jamaica[edit]

Martinique Martinique[edit]

Mexico Mexico[edit]

Panama Panama[edit]

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico[edit]

Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis[edit]

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines[edit]

Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Islands[edit]

South America – CONMEBOL[edit]

Argentina Argentina[edit]

Bolivia Bolivia[edit]

Brazil Brazil[edit]

Chile Chile[edit]

Colombia Colombia[edit]

Ecuador Ecuador[edit]

Paraguay Paraguay[edit]

Peru Peru[edit]

Uruguay Uruguay[edit]

Venezuela Venezuela[edit]

Oceania – OFC[edit]

New Zealand New Zealand[edit]


  1. ^ Born in France
  2. ^ Capped for the France national under-18 football team
  3. ^ Capped for the France national under-19 football team
  4. ^ Capped for the United States men's national under-20 soccer team
  5. ^ Born in Norway
  6. ^ Capped for the Norway national under-21 football team
  7. ^ Born in England
  8. ^ Capped for the England national under-20 football team
  9. ^ Born in the United States
  10. ^ Capped for the United States men's national soccer team
  11. ^ Capped for the United States men's national under-17 soccer team
  12. ^ Born in Switzerland
  13. ^ Born in Azerbaijan (then part of the Soviet Union)
  14. ^ Born in Montenegro (then part of Yugoslavia)
  15. ^ Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina (then part of Yugoslavia)
  16. ^ Capped for the Scotland national under-16 football team
  17. ^ Born in Sierra Leone
  18. ^ Born in Australia
  19. ^ Born in Sweden
  20. ^ Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (then Zaire)
  21. ^ Born in Réunion (Overseas department of the French Republic)
  22. ^ Born in Algeria
  23. ^ Born in Serbia (then part of Yugoslavia)
  24. ^ Born in Liberia
  25. ^ Born in The Gambia
  26. ^ Born in Guinea-Bissau
  27. ^ Born in Mozambique
  28. ^ Born in Malaysia
  29. ^ Born in the Republic of Macedonia (then part of Yugoslavia)
  30. ^ Born in West Germany (now part of Germany)
  31. ^ Capped for the Italy national under-21 football team
  32. ^ Born in Nigeria
  33. ^ Born in Canada
  34. ^ Born in Zambia
  35. ^ Capped for the United States men's national under-23 soccer team
  36. ^ Capped for the Netherlands national under-19 football team
  37. ^ Capped for the France national under-21 football team
  38. ^ Capped for the United States men's national under-18 soccer team
  39. ^ Capped for the France national under-20 football team
  40. ^ Capped for the England national under-19 football team
  41. ^ Born in New Caledonia (Overseas territory of the French Republic)
  42. ^ Capped for the France national football team
  43. ^ Born in Argentina
  44. ^ Born in Mexico
  45. ^ Born in Ecuador
  46. ^ Capped for the England national under-21 football team
  47. ^ Born in Brazil
  48. ^ Capped for the Switzerland national under-21 football team
  49. ^ Born in Japan
  50. ^ Born in Portugal
  51. ^ Born in Guyana
  52. ^ Capped for the Guyana national football team
  53. ^ Capped for the Sweden national under-21 football team
  54. ^ Born in Russia

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