Major League Soccer’s growth over the past decade has been astounding when you consider some of the names that have played in the United States.
World-renowned stars like Thierry Henry, David Villa and Kaka have graced the fields across the country and left their mark in one of the fastest-growing leagues in the world.
However, MLS has made it a habit of getting younger and investing in talents that will draw attention to the league from all different parts of the globe. Young South American players are at a premium, and clubs across MLS are constantly looking for that next Miguel Almiron or Josef Martinez.
FC Cincinnati has been at the forefront of the attention this offseason with a number of major signings that the club hopes will make them a serious contender in the East, while expansion side Austin FC has made a conscious effort to make its team competitive from Day 1 with its marquee signings.
With the new MLS season on the horizon, we take a look at 10 newcomers that you should definitely keep an eye on in 2021.