In Pictures: MLS stars of different stripes
May 21, 2013
Carlos Valderrama will be recognised anywhere in the world with his blond afro hair. He was an excellent midfielder, too, for Colombia as well as the clubs he has represented in Europe as well as North and South America. Valderrama was one of the biggest ???
Another Italian to have showcased his talent in MLS was Walter Zenga. The former Inter Milan star - who is now the head coach of Dubai club Al Nasr - spent two years at the New England Revolution towards the end of a glittering career. Jake Badger for The???
Unlike Keane, Tim Cahill is known to remain at a club for longer period. He was at Millwall for six seasons and then for eight at Everton. The Australian is now plying his trade at the New York Red Bulls since his move there last year. Dave Thompson / AP ???
Easily the world's most bankable football star, David Beckham was already a household name when he arrived at the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007. He left in 2012, having helped bring more people to the game, not least in the United States of America. Krystle???
Part of Arsenal's great side of the 1990s, Freddie Ljungberg first appeared for Seattle Sounders in 2009. He also represented the Chicago Fire the following season before moving back to Europe. Mike Cassese / Reuters
Juan Pablo Angel, right, was a household name at Aston Villa, the Birmingham-based Premier League club for six seasons before trying his luck in the US. The Colombian has played for three different clubs so far - New York red Bulls, Los Angeles Galaxy and???
Landon Donovan is perhaps the most recognisable star in Major League Soccer after David Beckham. Teammate of the former England international, he is one of the few American players to prove his worth in the Premier League. But it was at MLS that he had es???
For Mexico's Rafael Marquez, right, it would have only been a question of crossing the border to the United States had he not established his brand in Europe earlier. That he did with French side Monaco and more importantly at Barcelona, the Primera Liga ???
Robbie Keane, perhaps the best-known journeyman in club football, has had limited success at Los Angeles Galaxy since moving to the US last year. He was even sent to Aston Villa on loan. Harry How / Getty Images / AFP
Before making his name as a successful manager, Roberto Donadoni was a star player, proving his class across three continents. One of them was North America, albeit for a short while. The Italian spent a year at the New York MetroStars - now the Red Bulls???
Having established his legend at Arsenal, Thierry Henry was getting offers to leave Barcelona to go to any number of clubs across Europe. The Frenchman, though, chose to cross the pond in 2012 and have a go with the New York Red Bulls. He has had success???