sport news Christian Pulisic will become the 45th American to play in the Premier League

Christian Pulisic becomes the latest American to ply his trade in the Premier League alongside stars like Clint Dempsey and cult heroes like Landon Donovan… but do you remember Maurice Edu? Christian Pulisic has completed £58m move from to Chelsea 20-year-old midfielder will become 45th American to play in Premier League  Brad Friedel, Kasey Keller and Tim Howard were long-serving US goalkeepers Clint Dempsey had a good scoring record for Fulham during time in England  Landon Donovan was a popular figure during two loan spells at Everton But a few Americans have come to England and struggled to make impression 

By Adam Shergold for MailOnline

Published: 12:04 GMT, 2 January 2019 | Updated: 12:27 GMT, 2 January 2019


Christian Pulisic is poised to become the 45th player from the United States to feature in the Premier League after his £58million move from to Chelsea was confirmed.

The hugely talented midfielder, 20, will line up for Chelsea from next summer and joins a list of Americans - some memorable, many less so - to play in England's top-flight.

The most recognisable of the Stateside stars to ply their trade in the Premier League is the goalkeeper Brad Friedel.

Chelsea have won the race to sign Christian Pulisic for £58million and he joins in the summer

Chelsea have won the race to sign Christian Pulisic for £58million and he joins in the summer

Brad Friedel is the Americans with the most Premier League games

Tim Howard played 399 times in England's top flight

Brad Friedel (left) and Tim Howard are the two Americans with the most Premier League games

The 6ft 3in stopper spent 18 years with Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur from 1997 until his retirement in 2015 and made 450 league appearances, more than any of his other countrymen.

He is top by some way from fellow goalkeeper Tim Howard, who played 399 times in the Premier League for and Everton between 2003 and 2016.

Of the outfield players on the list, Clint Dempsey made the biggest name for himself, playing initially for Fulham before a season at Tottenham in 2012-13.

The Texan striker later returned to Craven Cottage for a brief loan spell, stretching his return to 218 Premier League outings, during which he scored 72 goals.

Other familiar names near the top of the list include another goalkeeper in Kasey Keller (201 appearances), who played for Leicester City, Tottenham, Southampton and Fulham.

Clint Dempsey made his name at Fulham and also played for Tottenham

Geoff Cameron is shown a red card by referee Lee Mason in 2016

Clint Dempsey (left) and Geoff Cameron racked up nearly 400 appearances between them

Geoff Cameron, who enjoyed six seasons in the top flight with Stoke before their relegation last May, has 168 appearances.

Another experienced American keeper, Brad Guzan, played 154 matches for Aston Villa and Middlesbrough before

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