Another wave of MLS stars are heading over to Europe to play in some of the best leagues in the world. A top 2 goalkeeper in the U.S. player pool, a talented 18 year old goal scorer, and a talented midfielder with plenty of experience in MLS, are among the players heading over to the old continent soon.
Matt Turner - New England Revolution --> Arsenal
The USMNT Goalkeeper has sealed a dream move to Premier League powerhouse, Arsenal. Turner has long been considered a top goalie in Major League Soccer, earning a spot as a starter for most of the World Cup Qualifying games for the U.S. He joins Manchester City's Zac Steffen (the presumed #1 goalie for the USMNT) in England, and he'll look to compete with Aaron Ramsdale at Arsenal for the starting job. The deal has been agreed between the Revs and Arsenal, and Turner will be heading to the U.K. once the summer transfer window opens in June.
Kevin Paredes - D.C. United --> Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg has signed American winger Kevin Paredes from D.C. United on Friday for what the Major League Soccer team said was a $7.35 million transfer fee. The German Bundesliga club announced the 18-year-old Paredes signed a contract until the end of the 2026 season.
Paredes is an electric young player with pace and trickery, and one to keep an eye on for the future of the USMNT. He will join American national team veteran John Brooks at Wolfsburg, who will surely be a solid influence for the youngster.
Paredes came through the D.C. youth academy before making his professional debut as a 16-year-old for Loudoun United, the Washington-based club's reserve team, in 2019.
The Virginia-born player returned to D.C. in 2020 and went on to make 41 appearances across all competitions, scoring three goals and setting up two more.
"Kevin's rapid rise from our academy to a first-team starter is a testament to his desire, talent, and commitment," D.C. president of soccer operations Dave Kasper said in a statement. Paredes has two goals in five appearances for the U.S. under-16 team. He attended senior national team camp last month but injured his left ankle and left before the exhibition against Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Cole Bassett - Colorado Rapids --> Feyenoord
Fresh off scoring his first goal for the U.S. men's national team, Cole Bassett is getting his first taste of club soccer abroad.
The 20-year-old Colorado Rapids midfielder has signed an 18-month loan with Feyenoord in the Netherlands, joining for the remainder of this season and the entirety of the next one with an option for the club to buy. Feyenoord currently sits third in the Eredivisie and is the third-most successful club in Dutch history behind Ajax and PSV. Bassett, who turned down the chance to go to Benfica last August, scored the game winning goal for the U.S. in its 1–0 victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina in a friendly last month. It was Bassett's first cap for the senior national team.
Bassett had 13 goals and 11 assists in 72 MLS games (52 starts) over the last four seasons, establishing himself as a regular for Colorado in 2021 as it rose to the top of the Western Conference.