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Gallery: SA Players Who've Played In The USA

After penning a three-year deal with Major League Soccer club Minnesota United, Bongokuhle Hlongwane will join some of South Africa's greatest footballers who have played their football in the USA. 

Hlongwane's deal to the USA was announced on Wednesday night, a big move for the player who has recently established himself as a key figure for Bafana Bafana.

South African legends such as Doctor Khumalo and Shaun Bartlett have featured for clubs in the MLS, while greats such as Jomo Sono, Kaizer Motaung and the late Ace Ntsoelengoe have also plied their trade in the USA.

In recent years, the likes of George Lebese, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Miguel Timm have been in the USA, while players such as Nkosinatho Nhleko, Davide Somma and Danleigh Borman spent time in the US before them.

Women have also represented South Africa in the USA. Banyana Banyana trio Janine van Wyk, Thembi Kgatlana and Linda Motlhalo played for Houston Dash under former women's national team coach Vera Pauw.

Scroll through the gallery to see images of South Africans who have played their football in the USA! 


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