Record book: U.S. champions (big 5 European leagues)

Americans playing for teams in Europe's big 5 leagues had won 13 league and cup trophies, beginning with Thomas Dooley's 1990 German Cup title with Kaiserslautern.

Only two players -- Tim Howard with Manchester United in 2013-14 and Tim Weah with Paris St. Germain in 2018-19 -- have won a double -- two trophies in the same season. Amazingly, five players -- Zack Steffen, Christian Pulisic, Sergino Dest, Weston McKennie and Chris Richards -- have realistic shots at winning doubles in 2020-21.

U.S. champions (big 5 European countries)
1991: Thomas Dooley, 1 (Kaiserslautern, Bundesliga)
2019: Tim Weah, 1 (Paris. St. Germain, Ligue 1)
2020: Chris Richards, 1 (Bayern Munich, Bundesliga)
Domestic cup:
1990: Thomas Dooley, 2 (Kaiserslautern, German Cup)
2004: Tim Howard, 1 (Man. United, English FA Cup)
2017: Christian Pulisic, 1 (Borussia Dortmund, German Cup)
2021: Sergino Dest, 1 (Barcelona, Spanish Copa del Rey)
Domestic league cup:
1991: John Harkes, 1 (Sheffield Wed., English League Cup)
1997: Kasey Keller, 1 (Leicester City, English League Cup)
2002: Brad Friedel, 1 (Blackburn Rovers, English League Cup)
2021: Zack Steffen, 1 (Manchester City, English League Cup)
Domestic super cup:
1991: Thomas Dooley, 3 (Kaiserslautern, DFL-Super Cup)
2003: Tim Howard, 2 (Man. United, FA Community Shield)
2018: Tim Weah, 2 (Paris. St. Germain, French Trophée des Champions)
2020: Chris Richards, 2 (Bayern Munich, DFL-Super Cup)
2021: Weston McKennie, 1 (Juventus, Italian Supercoppa)
International cup:
1997: Jovan Kirovski, 1 (Borussia Dortmund, Intercontinental Cup)
Note: Includes players who played at least one league game in championship season and who played in cup finals.

Photo: Tim Weah after scoring for Paris St. Germain in its 4-0 win over Monaco in the 2018 French Trophee des Champions played in Shenzhen, China.

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