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 game for the respective club (Unless noted by italics).
  2. Have not been capped for the U.S. national team on any level, independently from the birthplace
  3. Have been born outside the United States OR have been born in the United States and were capped by a foreign national team. This includes players who have dual citizenship with the United States.

In italics with bold: Players currently signed, but have yet to play a league match.

In bold: Current foreign MLS players and their present team.

Players on loan to MLS teams are indicated with a "†" symbol.

Players signed to MLS teams and on loan to teams outside MLS are indicated with a "‡" symbol.

In italics, but not bolded: Former players who had signed a professional contract with an MLS team, but never made a league appearance for the team.

(Note: If a player born in one country has represented another country on their youth team, but has not played for that country's youth team in the past two years, and has not been capped for that country's senior team, then they are listed with their country of birth.)

As of the start of the 2012 MLS season, 105 nations (including the United States) have been represented by players in the league.


Africa – CAF[edit]

Algeria Algeria[edit]

Angola Angola[edit]

Botswana Botswana[edit]

Burundi Burundi[edit]

Cameroon Cameroon[edit]

Cape Verde Cape Verde[edit]

Congo DR Democratic Republic of the Congo[edit]

Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast[edit]

Ethiopia Ethiopia[edit]

Gambia The Gambia[edit]

Ghana Ghana[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]

Swaziland Swaziland[edit]

Tanzania Tanzania[edit]

Togo Togo[edit]

Uganda Uganda[edit]

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe[edit]

Asia – AFC[edit]

Australia Australia[edit]

China PR China[edit]

Guam Guam[edit]

India India[edit]

Indonesia Indonesia[edit]

Iraq Iraq[edit]

Iran Iran[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]

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]

Georgia Georgia (country)[edit]

Germany Germany[edit]

Greece Greece[edit]

Hungary Hungary[edit]

Iceland Iceland[edit]

Israel Israel[edit]

Italy Italy[edit]

Latvia Latvia[edit]

Lithuania Lithuania[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]

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]

Elias Vasquez (footballer) Real Salt Lake 2015

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 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. ^ a b c d born in France
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k born in England
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m born in the United States
  4. ^ born in Azerbaijan
  5. ^ born in Montenegro
  6. ^ born in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  7. ^
  8. ^ a b c born in DR Congo
  9. ^ born in Algeria
  10. ^ a b born in Serbia
  11. ^ born in Liberia
  12. ^ born in Mozambique
  13. ^ born in Angola
  14. ^ a b born in Sweden
  15. ^ born in Macedonia
  16. ^ a b born in Germany
  17. ^ born in Switzerland
  18. ^ a b c d born in Canada
  19. ^ born in Zambia
  20. ^ a b born in Argentina
  21. ^ born in Ecuador
  22. ^ born in Brazil

See also[edit]