The Galaxy's signing of Mexican national team star Giovani Dos Santos — at 26, in the prime of his career — is among the most significant in the history of Major League Soccer. But he's not the only big-name player the league has lured here.
Each of these 10 players has also had a profound impact on the growth of both MLS and professional soccer in the U.S.
1. Landon Donovan (San Jose Earthquakes, 2001): Fledgling MLS appeared headed for bankruptcy when Donovan, a homesick teenager, was acquired on loan from Germany's Bayer Leverkusen. San Jose won the MLS Cup that year and Donovan went on to become the face of U.S. soccer.
2. David Beckham (Galaxy, 2007): If the signing...