Serie A is continuing to have an increasing American influence, with four USMNT players impressing on the pitch in Italy this term.

The Italian topflight already has a heavy American influence off the pitch, with seven of the 20 clubs owned by businessmen or funds from the United States – Atalanta, Fiorentina, Genoa, Inter, Milan, Parma and Roma.

Four Americans in Serie A

On the pitch, four Americans have become regular features in Serie A, two at Milan and two at Juventus, giving them an opportunity to impress in the seasons building towards the 2026 World Cup in Canada, the United States and Mexico.

1 – Christian Pulisic (Milan)

The 25-year-old arrived at Milan from Chelsea back in July 2023 in a deal worth around €20m, a bargain price considering his strong debut season in Serie A. He quickly managed to impress for the Rossoneri, carving out a regular spot for himself in the squad.

In his first year in Italy, Pulisic saw 3611 minutes of action across 50 total appearances for Milan, scoring 15 goals and providing 11 assists, proving to be one of their best signings of that summer’s transfer window.

2 – Weston McKennie (Juventus)

After a difficult 2022-23 season, the 25-year-old returned to Serie A with a vengeance this season, looking to be one of the better performers in a fairly lacklustre Juventus, trying to control proceedings from the midfield.

This term, McKennie provided 10 assists across 2950 minutes of action across 38 matches for the Old Lady, seemingly doing enough to earn himself a new contract in the Piedmont capital.

3 – Yunus Musah (Milan)

A diamond in the rough, the 21-year-old also arrived at the Rossoneri in the summer of 2023, joining from Valencia for around €20m. Whilst his debut campaign was less explosive than Pulisic’s, he still showed a number of positives for the Milanese club.

Musah played 2239 minutes of football for Milan in his first year at the club, providing two assists and showing his tactical flexibility in a number of roles across the midfield.

4 – Timothy Weah (Juventus)

Following in the footsteps of his father, the 24-year-old landed in the Italian peninsula last summer to join the Bianconeri from Lille in a deal worth circa €11m, giving the club another option on the right side of the pitch.

For Juventus, Weah scored one goal and provided two assists across 35 matches, seeing just 1380 minutes of action for the club. Whilst he struggled to show his best under Massimiliano Allegri, things could change under his likely successor Thiago Motta.

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