Alan Pulido - Chivas - Close up

Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber has made no secret of hoping to grow MLS into a selling league, but you can't accomplish that without inventory. Thus, one route general managers take is mining leagues around the world for talent to fill out their rosters.


To take stock of that trend, here's the full list of international offseason acquisitions as of Jan. 4, as sorted by nation of their former club. So far, the greatest amount of international acquisitions have come from two locations also in the Western Hemisphere: Mexico's Liga MX and Brazil's Serie A.


Brazil


Yimmi Chara - POR
Antonio Carlos - ORL
Thiago Santos - DAL
Judson - SJ


Mexico


Lucas Zelarayan - CLB
Alan Pulido - SKC
Lucas Cavallini - VAN


Croatia


Roberto Puncec - SKC
Dario Zuparic - POR


Germany


Emiliano Insua - LA
Khiry Shelton - SKC


Spain


Alvaro Medran - CHI
Cristian Espinoza - SJ


Argentina


Rodrigo Schlegel - ORL


Colombia


Andres Perea - ORL


France


Samba Camara - NE


Honduras


Brayan Beckeles - NSH


Netherlands


Alexander Buttner – NE


Norway


Vito Wormgoor - CLB


Poland


Adam Buksa - NE


Sweden


Tom Pettersson - CIN


Uruguay


Francisco Ginella - LAFC


Venezuela


Jose Andres Martinez - PHI