While plenty of American stars switched clubs during the off-season, others stayed put when changing teams might have been to their benefit
It was a massive summer for the United States men’s national team’s biggest stars. Players like Christian Pulisic, Folarin Balogun, Tyler Adams and Matt Turner earned big transfers, while Sergino Dest and Brenden Aaronson secured much-needed loans.
In total, over half of the USMNT’s best starting XI was on the move during this most recent transfer window. However, not every player that needed a move this summer ended up getting one.
Several key players ended up staying at their clubs, some with no real guarantees of playing time. Others that are looking to push their way into the USMNT reckoning weren’t able to or weren’t willing to make their career-changing move as the road to 2026 truly begins.
With that said, GOAL takes a look at the USMNT stars who could have, and maybe should have, made transfers this summer: