The 4th of July is a day when not only America can celebrate the birth of their nation, it also allows the rest of the world to appreciate the land of the stars and stripes – even though many wouldn’t dare admit it!

Football – or soccer – hasn’t truly been the USA’s forte for a while, with various spoof and satirical sketches pointing out the nation’s perceived lack of understanding of the most popular sport on the planet. But as we’ve seen in recent weeks America has gone crazy for the spherical ball, with Barack Obama even getting in on the World Cup hype.

The MLS is only improving too, with more and more young players from the various clubs making the trip to Europe, while experienced stars head in the opposite direction to grow the game in North America. So with all of this in mind, here are five ‘ballers’ from the United States for Everton and Newcastle to consider this summer…

CLICK ON THE STARS AND STRIPES TO REVEAL THE FIVE

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