Jermain Defoe, Michael Bradley, Julio Cesar and now Brek Shea? Well it looks certainly likely that the former FC Dallas man could make a return to the MLS.
The American international has struggled to nail down a place since joining Stoke City on January transfer deadline day in 2013 and could well be set for a move back to North America after making only three sub appearances in the league for The Potters.
Shea spent a loan spell with Championship strugglers Barnsley this year, but was sent back to his parent club after clashing with fans of the side.
The States star's Premier League plights have not gone unnoticed on the other side of the Atlantic, and with the number one pick in MLS' Allocation order, Toronto FC could be set to land another major player.
And speaking to the Toronto Sun, General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko confirmed that if he became available, The Reds would be all over a move for the winger.
Yeah, 100% (we’d be interested),” Bezbatchenko said. “I mean, Brek Shea is a dynamic U.S. international. I think you’d take any of these guys seriously.”
Shea may not have been thinking about a return to Major League Soccer just yet, but the chance to play on a title chasing Toronto FC, alongside the stars they already possess, may just be too much to turn down.
During 98 games with FC Dallas in his first stint in MLS, Shea managed 19 goals and earned his way into the national team and the move.