Upwards of 30 American nationals are currently on the books of soccer teams in Germany. bundesliga.com brings you weekly progress reports on the likes of Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams, Josh Sargent and Gio Reyna...
McKennie played 90 minutes at centre-back in Schalke's 2-1 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen on Matchday 14. The Texan had the most touches (71) and completed the most passes (38) of any of his teammates.
Club: Fortuna Düsseldorf (on loan from Manchester City)
The USA's No.1 suffered his heaviest Bundesliga defeat as Fortuna Düsseldorf were beaten 5-0 away to Borussia Dortmund on Matchday 14. Still, his six saves ensured the visitors did not come away nursing an even heavier loss.
Club: RB Leipzig
Adams has not played for Leipzig since their DFB Cup final defeat to Bayern Munich in May 2019 because of a persistent groin problem, but is back in first-team training.
Club: Werder Bremen
Sargent came on in the second half at Wolfsburg on Matchday 13 to help Bremen to their first win in two-and-a-half months, but has since been ruled out for the rest of the calendar year with a muscular tear.
Watch: Josh Sargent's MD3 Move of the Matchday
John Brooks made his eighth Bundesliga appearance of the season in Wolfsburg's narrow 1-0 loss at Freiburg on Matchday 14. He won the third-highest number of challenges of all Wolfsburg players (11).
Club: Borussia Mönchengladbach
Fabian Johnson returned to the bench in Gladbach's 2-0 defeat to Union Berlin on Matchday 12, after missing eight games through injury. He was an unused substitute a week later in the 4-2 win over Freiburg, but wasn't included in the matchday squad in the win over Bayern Munich.
Club: Eintracht Frankfurt
Timothy Chandler was an unused substitute in Eintracht Frankfurt's 2-2 draw with Hertha Berlin on Matchday 14. His last appearance came in the Matchday 9 loss to Gladbach.
Club: Fortuna Düsseldorf
Alfredo Morales played the full 90 minutes in Fortuna's 5-0 defeat to Dortmund, covering more ground than any other player on the pitch (7.55 miles).
Position: Winger/ Forward
Khiry Shelton didn't feature in the squad for Paderborn's 1-0 win away to Werder Bremen on Matchday 14 and hasn't played since Matchday 7 at home to Mainz. The former New York City FC striker has scored three goals in four appearances for the reserves.
Club: Borussia Dortmund
After registering five goals and six assists in 13 games for the U19s, Reyna was included in Dortmund's first-team squad for the very first time in the Bundesliga for the game against Düsseldorf on Matchday 14. He watched from the bench as BVB ran out 5-0 winners.
Brady Scott has conceded 14 goals and kept two clean sheets in his nine appearances for the Cologne reserves in the Regionalliga West so far this term.
Club: Bayern Munich
Chris Richards made his 13th appearance of the season in the Bayern Munich reserve team's 3-2 loss away to to MSV Duisburg in Germany's third tier.
Bobby Wood was an unused substitute in HSV's Matchday 16 defeat at home to Heidenheim.
Club: Greuther Fürth
Former Bayern Munich, Hamburg and VfB Stuttgart forward Julian Green missed Greuther Fürth's last three league matches through injury. The Floridian is on four goals for the season.
Sebastian Soto was an unused sub as Hannover claimed a 3-2 win at home to Erzgebirge Aue on Matchday 16.
Look out for
Lennard Maloney - Union Berlin
Ulysses Llanez - Wolfsburg
Maurice Malone - Augsburg
Timothy Tillman - Bayern
Malik Tillman - Bayern
Giona Leibold - Wehen Wiesbaden
Matthew Hoppe - Schalke
Justin Butler - Bayern
Nick Taitague - Schalke
Isaiah Young – Bremen
Max Rugova - Nuremberg
Taylor Booth - Bayern
Michael Edwards – Wolfsburg
Mason Judge – Frankfurt
Maximilian Göggel – Stuttgart
Michael Wentzel – Gladbach
Joon-mo Kang – Dresden
Noah Jones – Leipzig