The title question is a little clunky, but the idea is this:
Has any American-born and American-raised soccer player ever distinguished themselves in a major professional league aside from the MLS? I’m especially thinking of players who played before the MLS’s inception, but discussion of any more recent players is welcome.
For example, has the Premiership, Italy’s Serie A, Bundesliga, LFP, La Liga, Mexico’s Primera División, Brazil’s Serie A, etc. ever had a remarkable American player? If not a star player, then an American with a solid career? And if there has been more than one such American player, who among them might be considered the best?
ISTM that a number of American footballers were, indeed, playing in Europe around the time of the '94 World Cup and afterwards. I just don’t know if any of those Americans distinguished themselves very much.