Ranking The Most Exciting American Soccer Players in Europe

23. Brendan Hines-Ike — KV Kortrijk (Belgium)

Age: 24

Position: Center Back (with ability to also play right back)

Hines-Ike is a relative unknown for the casual fans of the USMNT. The Denver native played in Sweden for two seasons before making the jump up to Belgium. Featuring for midtable club Kortrijk, Hines-Ike functions both as a right back and (predominantly) as a center back. Assuming he continues to play regularly, there’s no reason why he can’t get a look from new manager Gregg Berhalter. Hines-Ike’s positional versatility should be particularly attractive.

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