15. Earnie Stewart —
Like Perez, Stewart came to the U.S. via a foreign country, as he was born in the Netherlands to an American father and didn’t really ever live in the U.S. until playing for the national team in the 1990’s. Played in all four games of the ’94 World Cup and scored the game-winning goal against Colombia that sent the U.S. into the knockout stage of the tournament. Appeared in 101 career games for the national team and scored 17 goals. Was particularly effective in the ’02 WC qualifying round, connecting on 7 goals to help the Americans earn a spot in the 32-team field in Japan/Korea.
Here’s the clip of the biggest goal of his U.S. career:
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