For my weekly PE column, I took a look at the year several Americans had while plying their respective trades in their respective foreign leagues. I may have missed a player or two, but not really. I actually didn't try and rank the players' seasons and wanted to include some Americans who do not play for the US national team.
I don't know about others but I think it's a big deal that Americans have found success on top clubs in Europe and Mexico, even if they don't play for the US. It's a signal that there is talent to be unearthed here and MLS and US Soccer just need to do a better job of grooming that talent and keeping it home (at least with regards to the national team).