Ranking The Most Exciting American Soccer Players in Europe

22. Duane Holmes — Derby County (England)

Age: 24

Position: Both wing spots/attacking central midfield

Holmes has quietly had a rather nice year in the English Championship for side Derby County. The dual England-United States national shows a real willingness to take players on when isolated with the ball on the wings. Holmes is full of pace and quickness — traits that aren’t always emblematic of U.S. wingers. Manager Frank Lampard has gushed over Holmes throughout the season. While the battle for promotion to the Premier League is in question, Holmes’ respective development as a player is not.

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