Star Exports: The Top 20 U.S. Soccer Players in Europe

20. Clarence Goodson

Position/Team: Defender/IK Start (Norway)
Age/Hometown: 28/Alexandria, VA
National team caps: 16
MLS experience: FC Dallas (2004-2007)
Complex says: There were a few contenders for the final spot on this list—Brad Guzan, Eddie Johnson, Luis Robles—but Clarence E. Goodson IV made the cut, and more than on account of having the best name. In 2008, the defender opted to turn his back on the MLS and make the move to Europe to represent IK Start in Norway. Scandinavia is increasingly seen as a proving ground for players coming to Europe before a move to one of the big five leagues. Goodson has made an impact at Start, helping them return to the top division in his first season.

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