Such has been the strength of domestic women’s football in the United States, it’s always exciting when a USWNT player switches continents and tries their hand at the European game.

A selection of USWNT players have graced the European stage down the years, and some have plied their trade in European football’s most prestigious cup competition: the Champions League.

Here is the definitive list of every US national to have appeared in the Champions League final.

On this day in 2003⏪@UmeaIKFF beat @FortunaHjorring 4-1 in the first leg of the second UEFA Women’s Cup final – with 2 goals by Hanna Ljungberg⚽⚽⚽⚽?

— UEFA Women’s Champions League (@UWCL) June 9, 2020

2. Venus James (2005)

Goalkeeper Nadine Angerer (L) of German
James up against the great Nadine Angerer | HENRIK MONTGOMERY/Getty Images
Ali Krieger
Krieger won the treble with Frankfurt in 2008 | Duane Burleson/Getty Images

4. Gina Lewandowski (2008, 2012)

Frankfurt's US defender Gina Lewandowski
Lewandowski has played in two Champions League finals | JOHN MACDOUGALL/Getty Images
Nadine Kessler, Megan Rapinoe
Rapinoe was a beaten Champions League finalist with Lyon | Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

6. Meghan Klingenberg (2014)

Klingenberg in the 2014 Champions League final | PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/Getty Images
Christen Press
Press netted a brace in the Champions League semi finals | Getty Images/Getty Images

8. Whitney Engen (2014)

Whitney Engen
Engen during Tyreso’s semi final win over Birmingham | Getty Images/Getty Images
Alex Morgan
Morgan won the Champions League with Lyon | Catherine Ivill – AMA/Getty Images

Every USWNT player to have played in the Champions League final
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