The 2022-23 Premier League season is upon us and has a sprinkle of USMNT players in the mix. How many Americans play in the Premier League, you might ask? Here’s a list of players expected to get some minutes in England’s top flight this season.
How Many Americans Play In The Premier League 2022
- Christian Pulisic, Chelsea
- Brenden Aaronson, Leeds United
- Tyler Adams, Leeds United
- Chris Richards, Crystal Palace
- Antonee 'Jedi' Robinson, Fulham
- Tim Ream, Fulham
- Matt Turner, Arsenal
- Ethan Horvath, Nottingham Forest Loan System
- Folarin Balogun, Arsenal (Born in the U.S. but could still play for England)
- Alex Mighten, Nottingham Forest (Born in the U.S. but could still play for England)
Realistically there will be seven American players getting some minutes in the Premier League in the 2022-23 season. Let's meet the players.
Pulisic is entering his fourth season with Chelsea. Plenty of his time with the Blues has been spent trying to find a spot in the coveted Chelsea starting XI and it will once again be a challenge in the 2022-23 campaign.
The roughly $60 million signing of Raheem Sterling from Manchester City only adds more competition for a starting role in the Chelsea attack.
All three of his previous Chelsea seasons have seen him injured for an extended period and not score more than 10 goals in the league. Will this be the season he changes that?
There’s plenty of excitement among Leeds United and American fans about the arrival of Aaronson.
✍️ #LUFC is delighted to announce an agreement with Red Bull Salzburg for the transfer of Brenden Aaronson, which will be completed on July 1st— Leeds United (@LUFC) May 26, 2022
He’s an exciting attacking midfielder who scored six goals and had 10 assists for Red Bull Salzburg last season. Leeds manager and Wisconsin native Jesse Marsch coached Aaronson while the two were at Salzburg so he already knows of the 21-year-old’s talents.
Adams is the third member of the American trio at Leeds with Marsch and Aaronson. Manchester City splashed the cash for Kalvin Phillips leaving Leeds with a need for a new defensive midfielder. Marsch went for another former player in Adams.
— Tyler Adams (@tyler_adams14) July 6, 2022
Adams has frequently been the captain for the USMNT team, helped RB Leipzig win the DFB-Pokal last season and is a boss in the midfield. He won’t be out there scoring goals or getting assists, but he’ll do just about everything else.
Richards will also be making his Premier League debut. The American center back joined Crystal Palace from Hoffenheim for reportedly $13.2 million.
Welcome to Palace, Chris ❤️#CPFC— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) July 27, 2022
The American defender is looking to prove himself as a starter for the USMNT at the World Cup in Qatar this winter. He could find it hard to get starts for Crystal Palace. Palace center backs Marc Guéhi and Joachim Andersen started nearly every game together last season. Starting over one of those two will be a challenge for Richards.
Antonee 'Jedi' Robinson
Jedi Robinson is back in the Premier League! Robinson is the go-to left back for Fulham and the USMNT. After winning the EFL Championship with Fulham last season he will hope he can help keep his team in the Premier League for more than one season.
Ream returns to the Premier League too. While he’s no longer in the picture for the USMNT the 34-year-old will be happy to be back in the top-tier of England. Ream was the captain for 30 of Fulham’s games last season and has been with the club since 2015.
Ream’s contract with Fulham ended last season and at first it appeared he would leave the club. Then in May it was announced that the veteran American defender had signed a contract extension to stay for another year. He started all 46 league games for Fulham last season and should be seeing plenty Premier League minutes.
Turner will play second fiddle to Aaron Ramsdale and will see very few minutes barring any injuries. Bernd Leno is looking for a move out of Arsenal so at least Turner will be the second-string goalkeeper and not the third.
He’ll be lucky to play in anything other than EFL Cup and FA Cup games.