MLS Transfers: Why MLS Needs to Bring Back Top American Players Like Tim Howard

MLS transfers create a stir when it surrounds the big-name, international star. But it befits MLS to try to bring back some of those iconic, top American players instead.

With Landon Donovan’s possible retirement looming, MLS can ill afford to be without that elite American talent—one who has excelled at both the club and international level. 

MLS has benefited from housing international stars. Thierry Henry, Robbie Keane and David Beckham have all helped elevate the standing of the league. 

MLS has even been able to develop young American talent like Omar Gonzalez, Dax McCarty and Will Bruin to further increase its reputation.

But there’s nothing like a “golden boy.” 

Nothing imbues the American population more than an elite American talent dominating in front of an American crowd.

That is what MLS had with Donovan. That is what MLS will lack if...

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