List of foreign MLS players

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,

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

Algeria Algeria

Angola Angola

Benin Benin

Botswana Botswana

Cameroon Cameroon

Cape Verde Cape Verde

DR Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Egypt Egypt

Eritrea Eritrea

Ethiopia Ethiopia

Gambia The Gambia

Ghana Ghana

Guinea Guinea

Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau

Ivory Coast Ivory Coast

Kenya Kenya

Liberia Liberia

Mali Mali

Morocco Morocco

Mozambique Mozambique

Nigeria Nigeria

Senegal Senegal

Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

South Africa South Africa

Tanzania Tanzania

Togo Togo

Uganda Uganda

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Asia – AFC

Australia Australia

China China

Guam Guam

Iran Iran

Iraq Iraq

Japan Japan

Korea Republic South Korea

Lebanon Lebanon

Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands

Palestine State of Palestine

Philippines Philippines

Thailand Thailand

Europe – UEFA

Albania Albania

Armenia Armenia

Austria Austria

Belarus Belarus

Belgium Belgium

Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria Bulgaria

Croatia Croatia

Czech Republic Czech Republic

Denmark Denmark

England England

Estonia Estonia

Finland Finland

France France

Germany Germany

Hungary Hungary

Iceland Iceland

Israel Israel

Italy Italy

Latvia Latvia

Lithuania Lithuania

Luxembourg Luxembourg

Malta Malta

Montenegro Montenegro

Netherlands Netherlands

Northern Ireland Northern Ireland

Norway Norway

Poland Poland

Portugal Portugal

Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland

Romania Romania

Russia Russia

Scotland Scotland

Serbia Serbia

Slovakia Slovakia

Spain Spain

Sweden Sweden

Switzerland Switzerland

Turkey Turkey

Ukraine Ukraine

Wales Wales

North & Central America, Caribbean – CONCACAF

Belize Belize

Bermuda Bermuda

Costa Rica Costa Rica

Cuba Cuba

Curaçao Curaçao

El Salvador El Salvador

Grenada Grenada

Guadeloupe Guadeloupe

Guatemala Guatemala

Guyana Guyana

Haiti Haiti

Honduras Honduras

Jamaica Jamaica

Martinique Martinique

Mexico Mexico

Panama Panama

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico

Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago

Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Islands

South America – CONMEBOL

Argentina Argentina

Bolivia Bolivia

Brazil Brazil

Chile Chile

Colombia Colombia

Ecuador Ecuador

Paraguay Paraguay

Peru Peru

Uruguay Uruguay

Venezuela Venezuela

Oceania – OFC

New Zealand New Zealand


  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

See also

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