The Major League Soccer season recently kicked off with an exciting round of football. The new season is the league’s 25th season since debuting and each years has seen it grow. The 2020 MLS season sees a number of talented new arrivals. Here is a look at the 5 highest profile foreign exports in 2020.
Thierry Henry – Montreal Impact
Thierry Henry is certainly the biggest star to join the league in 2020. Henry spent five seasons and played 135 matches for the New York Red Bulls between 2010 and 2014. He arrived at Montreal Impact as the team’s new manager in the offseason and hopes to lead them to their first-ever MLS Cup.
Victor Wanyama – Montreal Impact
Victor Wanyama joined Montreal from Tottenham Hotspur and will certainly upgrade the team’s centre of the park. He was highly sought after by clubs and will be one of MLS’s most hard-working midfielders.
Giuseppe Rossi – Real Salt Lake
Former Italian national team striker Giuseppe Rossi has struggled with knee injuries over the last few seasons. After undergoing a trial at Real Salt Lake, Rossi was offered a contract and could turn out to be the best signing of the offseason. Rossi scored 82 goals in 192 games at Villarreal. If he can replicate some of that form, he will be a star in MLS.
Jurgen Locadia – FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati signed Jurgen Locadia on loan from Brighton for 2020. He scored on his debut against the New York Red Bulls and fans will expect more goals from the forward. Locadia is just 26 and in the prime of his career. His physical hard-charging style of play will fit in well in MLS.
Rodolfo Pizarro – Inter Miami
Another foreign export in the prime of his career, Rodolfo Pizarro was a coup for Inter Miami. The first-year team successful signed a star that can control the midfield for the next few seasons. Pizarro won a host of trophies including Liga MX Clausura 2016 and 2017, and two CONCACAF Champions League trophies.