We’ve developed somewhat of a strong relationship with American players over the years, and even though some were clearly not up to standard, the one thing that can be said about all of them is their level of professionalism.
Reyna, Beasley and Edu are the obvious successes with good pedigree that showed great work ethic and left everything on the pitch.
But even the likes of Bedoya, Zelalem and Hyndman left with the respect of most Rangers fans despite hardly setting the world alight.
It really wouldn’t be a bad thing if we explored this market more eagerly in the future. The number of talented young players leaving the States to European leagues increases every year, and the quality of player being developed there is only going to continue growing. I know we have some coaching camps etc but I’d be interested in hearing how our scouting department views MLS and the college system in America.