The young generation of American soccer fans may be taking it all for granted at this point. For years, the thought of seeing one or two U.S. men's national team stars playing in the Champions League was the dream.
These days, there are plenty spread throughout the competition playing for some of the world's biggest teams. And three of them are together at PSV, who begin their Champions League campaign on Wednesday with the hope of creating something special.
USMNT stars Sergino Dest, Ricardo Pepi and Malik Tillman are all in the PSV squad after completing big moves to the Netherlands this summer. All three could very well be using PSV as a stepping stone, but to do that, they'll need to show out on the biggest stage.
It'll be a tough road ahead for the trio, having been grouped with Arsenal, Sevilla and Lens, but it's not one that's totally unmanageable. USMNT fans will be keeping a close eye on things, too, as PSV are becoming the latest historic European side to jump into American soccer's spotlight by signing three young stars.