UEFA Champions League: 29 Americans, from Steve Trittschuh to Tyler Adams

Steve Trittschuhwas the first American to play in what is the UEFA Champions League, starting both games for Czechoslovakia's Sparta Prague in a pair of 2-0 losses to Spartak Moscow in the first round of the 1990-91 European Cup.

Since then, 28 other Americans have played in Europe's top club competition. The list includes Jermaine Jones and Kenny Saief, who filed switches of association to represent the USA after their first appearances in the Champions League. It doesn't include players who have appeared in the competition's preliminary stage or were born in the USA but were never associated with the U.S. national team program.

European Cup:
1990-91

1. Steve Trittschuh (Sparta Prague, Czechoslovakia, 2 games, 136 minutes
1991-92
2. Thomas Dooley (Kaiserslautern, Germany) 3 games, 270 minutes

UEFA Champions League:

1996-97
3. Jovan Kirovski (Bor. Dortmund, Germany), 2 games, 27 minutes
1997-98
Jovan Kirovski (Bor. Dortmund, Germany), 3 games, 178 minutes, 1 goal
1999-2000
4. Frankie Hejduk (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), 5 games, 325 minutes
5. Claudio Reyna (Rangers, Scotland), 4 games, 283 minutes
6. Tony Sanneh (Hertha Berlin, Germany), 6 games, 263 minutes, 1 assist
2000-01
Claudio Reyna (Rangers, Scotland), 4 games, 356 minutes
Frankie Hejduk (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), 1 game, 71 minutes
2002-03
7. John O'Brien (Ajax, Netherlands), 5 games, 449 minutes
2003-04
8. Tim Howard (Man. United, England), 5 games, 450 minutes
2004-05
9. DaMarcus Beasley (PSV, Netherlands), 10 games, 474 minutes, 3 goals
10. Robbie Russell (Rosenborg, Norway), 4 games, 264 minutes
Tim Howard (Man. United, England), 2 games, 180 minutes
11. Jermaine Jones (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), 2 games, 81 minutes
12. Landon Donovan (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), 2 games, 76 minutes
13. Jonathan Spector (Man. United, England), 1 game, 22 minutes
2005-06
DaMarcus Beasley (PSV, Netherlands), 5 games, 394 minutes, 1 assist
2006-07
14. Benny Feilhaber (Hamburg, Germany), 3 games, 156 minutes
2007-08
Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04, Germany), 8 games, 725 minutes, 1 goal, 1 assist
DaMarcus Beasley
(Rangers, Scotland), 5 games, 247 minutes, 1 goal, 1 assist
15. Freddy Adu (Benfica, Portugal), 2 games, 31 minutes
2009-10
DaMarcus Beasley (Rangers, Scotland), 2 games, 50 minutes
16. Oguchi Onyewu (AC Milan, Italy), 1 game, 30 minutes
2010-11
17. Maurice Edu (Rangers, Scotland), 4 games, 354 minutes, 1 goal
Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04, Germany), 4 games, 239 minutes
2012-13
18. Michael Parkhurst (Nordsjælland, Denmark), 6 games, 540 minutes
Jermaine Jones
(Schalke 04, Germany), 6 games, 422 minutes, 1 goal, 1 assist
19. Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht, Belgium), 5 games, 404 minutes, 2 assists
Oguchi Onyewu (Malaga, Spain), 3 games, 180 minutes
2013-14
Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht, Belgium), 5 games, 442 minutes, 1 goal, 1 assist
Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04, Germany), 3 games, 251 minutes
20. Julian Green (Bayern Munich, Germany), 1 game, 2 minutes
2014-15
Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht, Belgium), 4 games, 189 minutes
21. Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal, England), 1 game, 44 minutes
2015-16
22. Fabian Johnson (Bor. M;Gladbach, Germany), 5 games, 424 minutes, 2 goals, 2 assists
23. Kenny Saief (Gent, Belgium), 7 games, 355 minutes, 1 assist
Julian Green (Bayern Munich, Germany), 1 game, 62 minutes
2016-17
24. Christian Pulisic (Bor, Dortmund, Germany), 10 games, 598 minutes, 1 goal, 2 assists
Fabian Johnson (Bor. M'Gladbach, Germany), 5 games, 343 minutes
2017-18
Christian Pulisic (Bor. Dortmund, Germany), 5 games, 374 minutes
2018-19
Christian Pulisic (Bor. Dortmund, Germany),  7 games, 453 minutes, 1 goal
25. Weston McKennie (Schalke 04, Germany),  6 games, 373 minutes, 1 goal
26. Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, Belgium), 3 games, 270 minutes
2019-20
27. Sergino Dest (Ajax, Netherlands), 5 games, 405 minutes
Christian Pulisic (Chelsea, England), 4 games, 266 minutes, 1 goal, 1 assist
28. Gio Reyna (Bor. Dortmund, Germany), 2 games, 43 minutes, 1 assist
29. Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig, Germany), 3 games, 82 minutes, 1 goal
Source: fbref.com

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