Former Reading and Wolves striker Kevin Doyle is the latest Irishman to try his luck across the pond as he this week finalised his switch to the MLS and the Colorado Rapids.
Doyle, who has 14 goals in 61 appearances for Ireland, makes the move to Colorado on the back of two loan spells with QPR and Crystal Palace after falling out of favour at Wolverhampton Wanderers, but the Wexford native will be hoping a change of scene can bring about regular playing time and a return to the goalscorer's column as the Rapids' latest designated player.
Speaking for the first time since his move Stateside, Doyle explained how the positivity of Robbie Keane about the league helped persuade him to come to his decision:
He's always had nothing but good to say about the MLS, he's really enjoyed his time here. I asked him a lot about it and he was very helpful to me, when the manager rang him he was very positive about me coming here, so that was good to hear.
Sean St.Ledger has been enjoying his recent run of games at the heart of the Orlando City FC defence, and with Robbie Keane scooping the MLS MVP award last season, the Irish interest in the league is at an all time high, and if rumours are to be believed, then Doyle won't be the only Irish player joining the MLS this summer.