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Americans Are Taking Over Europe; Here Are All 25 Transfers, Loans And Moves From This Summer

American players were moving across Europe this summer with more than 20 different transfers, loans and moves during the transfer window. This article will list them all. If you’re looking for USMNT transfers Summer 2021, then you’ve come to the right place.

The European summer transfer window closed on Monday, bringing an end to one of the most memorable windows in history. Lionel Messi going to PSG and Cristiano Ronaldo going back to Manchester United were the major headlines, but Americans also made some big moves.

Let’s look at all the various deals.

I’ll Pay Anyone $10 If They Can Name All 22 Americans Set To Play In UEFA Competitions

For the first time in history, Americans will play in all three of UEFA’s European tournaments. This season is also the first time there have been three tournaments, but minor details. There are tons of Americans playing in Europe, but only 22 have made it to the group stages across the three competitions.

Here are the numbers for Americans playing in European tournaments.

  • Champions League: 11 Americans
  • Europa League: 9 Americans
  • Europa Conference League: 2 Americans

First, let’s look at the 11 in the Champions League.

Las Sanciones Que Arriesgan Los Involucrados En Los Incidentes Entre El Niza Y El Olympique De Marsella

Francia y Europa continúan en shock tras las barbáricas escenas que se vivieron este domingo en la Ligue 1, luego de que un grupo de ultras del Niza ingresara al campo de juego para enfrentarse con jugadores del Olympique de Marsella.

La caótica situación se produjo en el minuto 74, cuando Dimitri Payet acudió a ejecutar un tiro de esquina en favor del Marsella. Camino al banderín del córner, el jugador recibió un proyectil en la espalda y aunque intentó contar hasta diez no aguantó las ganas de devolver el objeto desde donde había venido.

Ligue 1 Drops Hammer On Nice And Marseille After Mass Brawl Forces Match Abandonment

PARIS - Nice and Marseille have been summoned to a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday after their Ligue 1 match on Sunday had to be abandoned due to crowd trouble, said the French professional league (LFP).

The match at Nice's Allianz Riviera was abandoned in the 75th minute on Sunday after Marseille players clashed with home fans who pelted them with missiles and stormed onto the pitch.

OGC Nice Ultras Storm The Pitch To Fight Dimitri Payet

Nice and Marseille’s Ligue 1 match at the Allianz Riviera on Sunday was brought to a halt in the 75th minute when Marseille’s Dimitri Payet, taking a corner kick beside the Nice ultras, responded angrily to all the debris being hurled at him. 

Everyone knows that ultras can dish it out but are soft as hell when it comes to taking it, so the entire stand poured out onto the pitch to show Payet its collective toughness. Nothing says “we’re hard” like a good old 500 vs. 1 melee.  

5 Reasons To Watch Ligue 1 Not Named Messi

Ligue 1 gets a lot of shit these days. As the fifth-best league in Europe, it’s often derided as a “farmer’s league” by the snobbier football fans. Anyone who has actually paid attention to Ligue 1 over the last few years knows this isn’t the case. With the addition of Lionel Messi to the league now official, here are five reasons you should watch Ligue 1 not named Messi. 

It’s Been A Strong Window For Ligue 1, But Marseille Stands Out Alongside PSG

After a potential title chase ended up in a fifth-place finish and a change of manager, Olympique de Marseille has been remarkably active in the transfer window this summer. 

Jorge Sampaoli has been backed to the tune of $52 million as Marseille has secured 10 signings thus far. This summer has been one of transition for the side from France's second city, as Valère Germain, Yuto Nagatomo and Florian Thauvin have left the club in addition to academy graduate Maxime Lopez, Kevin Strootman and Hiroki Sakai.

The Best Summer Transfers: These 6 Clubs Have Our Attention

Come August, there are always a few clubs that capture the imagination with their audacious summer spending before inevitably collapsing by October. Usually this is Everton. 

The return of a club legend, the signing of a highly touted prodigy or a loan move for a big-name player whose career has stalled (or preferably all three in one window) are the usual fixings for getting way too hyped before the start of a new campaign.  

Tigres Add Another Frenchman, A World Cup-Winning Winger

Tigres are once again turning to France to boost their offensive capabilities. The Liga MX club that’s become a second home to André-Pierre Gignac signed World Cup winner Florian Thauvin, who will join the club after he completes his 2020-21 campaign with Marseille, Tigres announced Friday. The Florian Thauvin Tigres move will be a free transfer. 

The18 Presents: The First-Ever Champions League Bubble Watch

As domestic leagues across Europe enter the final weeks of their seasons, not only are league titles at stake, but qualification for next season's Champions League is also yet to be resolved.

Only 11 of the 26 automatic qualification spots for the UCL group stage have been officially determined, and more than half of the 55 playoff spots are up for grabs. 

With so many bids up for grabs across the continent, tracking the qualification process can be very difficult. 

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