Why Aren't More Americans Playing in Europe?: Though it seemed for a few years that the best American players would crash the top levels of soccer in Europe, these days the biggest signings are when they come home to the MLS, writes Roger Bennett of ESPNFC. The appeal of playing in Europe is dimming, said Herculez Gomez. "There are other places that are more lucrative from a financial perspective. As they say about the Premier League, it is glitz, glamour and 50 percent tax."