As Rangers confirm the signing of American Matt Polster, it continues a unique tradition at Ibrox.
Our latest recruit follows in a long line of players from the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave who’ve signed on at Rangers.
And Rangers fans have always shared a good relationship with those who’ve decided swap Stateside for Glasgow. They’re already excited about Polster.
Some of them have fared better than others, but they’ve all been warmed to by the Ibrox faithful.
American players always warmly received at Ibrox
Claudio Reyna kicked off the American revolution at Ibrox back in 1999 by helping to win a league and cup double in his first of two seasons at Rangers.
The likes of DaMarcus Beasley, Maurice Edu and Carlos Bocanegra cemented the USA into Ibrox history in the mid-2000s. Each of them is fondly remembered by Rangers fans, and in turn, each of them fondly remember the club.
As if Maurice Edu was ever going to forget scoring a last minute Old Firm winner at Ibrox. Or Beasley scoring that goal in Lyon.
But they remain warmly thought of by Rangers supporters.
Matt Polster becomes the eighth American to sign for Rangers. In doing so, he continues a tradition of Rangers signing passionate, talented, and likeable compatriots from his country.
Let’s hope he continues their legacy of success at the club too.