The Mexican soccer legend that is Blanco joined Chicago Fire in 2007 and was second highest in earnings, only giving way to the great David Beckham. Blanco was an instant hit and found himself nominated as MVP and Newcomer of the Year in his first season, and was also named in the MLS Best XI in his second season in the league. After his 6 year spell in Europe, he returned to MLS with the Seattle Sounders and although he isn’t a striker per-say, scoring 48 goals for the USMNT, puts Dempsey second only to Landon Donovan on the national all-time top scorers list.
Pirlo is still, at the age of 36 every bit as good as he ever was, and NLS is lucky to have him, especially when you consider that earlier this year he was named seventh in the UEFA Best Player in Europe awards for 2015 and made the 59-player shortlist for the 2015 Ballon d’Or. Even though he is yet to score in MLS he has already had an impact on the pitch, playing 13 games and creating 5 assists.