Below are the player ratings, by position, of every United States player plying his trade overseas. The ratings are based on a number of calculation all entered into a complex computer tating system.
For strikers, the calculation is formulated by entering the number of games played, total minutes, goals, and assists per game. Every position, including striker, is also calculated based on the competition that each player performed against. Thus, scoring 4 goals in the English Premier League will get you more points than scoring 4 in the German second division. Every player is rewarded for the toughness of the competiiton they faced.
For midfielders the calculation is a mixture of the number of games played, total minutes, goals, assists, steals, lost balls, and connected passes per game.
Defenders are judged by the same as midfielders above plus clean sheets acquired and crosses cleared.
Goaltenders ratings are calculated based on number of saves vs. shots on goal, clean sheets, as well as overall minutes and games played.
We'll start with strikers and future posts will have all other positions.
Player POS Team Country DIV GM/ MIN/ GLS/ ASTS/ CS/ Rating
Jemal Johnson ST Milton KD ENG 3 34/ 2040/ 6/ 10/ NA/ 100.02
Matt Taylor ST TuS Koblenz GER 2 21/ 1159/ 7/ 4/ NA/ 92.19
P.Zimmerman ST Kapfenberg AUT 1 22/ 1606/ 4/ 1/ NA/ 86.09
Jozy Altidore ST Villareal SPA 1 8/ 437/ 1/ 0/ NA/ 64.63
Eddie Johnson ST Cardiff City ENG 2 31/ 944/ 2/ 4/ NA/ 62.45
Charlie Davies ST Hammarby SWE 1 6/ 500/ 4/ 0/ NA/ 61.66
Marcus Tracy ST Aalborg DEN 1 7/ 284/ 1/ 0/ NA/ 45.57
Mike Grella ST Leeds U ENG 3 9/ 111/ 0/ 0/ NA/ 12.33
Strikers who saw no 1st team playing time:
Gabriel Ferrari ST Perugia ITA; Kamani Hill ST Wolfsburg Germany; Damon Wilson ST Kapfenberg SV Austria