Can you name every player from the USA to score in the Premier League?

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Fulham's Clint Dempsey celebrates his goal during their Premier League draw against West Ham United at Upton Park, London, October 2010.

The United States have really started to embrace ‘soccer’ over recent decades and are avid consumers of the Premier League – but can you name every American to have scored in the competition?

Back in 1992, when the Premier League was formed, America was far from a footballing hotbed and had lost all three of their matches at the World Cup in Italy two years previously.

But hosting the 1994 tournament exposed lots of Americans to the sport for the first time and, with the inception of the MLS two years later, the USA started to produce good players on a regular basis.

Many of these became Premier League cult heroes, with a number of managers recognising their American imports as solid and reliable players.

In total, 23 players from the USA have scored at least once in the Premier League, including two goalkeepers, and there is absolutely no chance of you naming them all. But you’ve got 10 minutes to at least try.

We’ve given you the number of goals and each Premier League club the goalscorer played for. An asterisk denotes a player that’s still active in the competition and the score to beat from the Planet Football office is 12/23.

And, if this gets you in the mood for another quiz, have a go at naming every player to score 10 or more Premier League goals in 2008-09.

If you’ve not already, sign up for a Planet Sport account to access hints for those tricky answers, to reveal the ones you’ve missed, and to register your score on the leaderboard. Registering is free, fast, and gets you access to old articles as well as site personalisation and competitions.

Good luck, and don’t forget to tweet us your scores @planetfutebol.


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