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Blom during his final season with Chiefs. Image: BackPagepix

Njabulo Blom is the latest in a string of South Africans to sign for an MLS club

It will be intriguing to watch Njabulo Blom’s progress in the United States MLS. He’s following in some illustrious footsteps!

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Blom during his final season with Chiefs. Image: BackPagepix

Njabulo Blom, one of the finest Kaizer Chiefs youth products in recent memory, will ply his trade in the United States MLS in 2023.

Blom will be the third active South African in America’s top-flight along with Bongokuhle Hlongwane and Katlego Ntsabeleng, who play for Minnesota and FC Dallas respectively.

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Blom will be furthering his career with United States MLS outfit St. Louis City SC. Image: FarPost

Njabulo Blom the latest South African in the MLS

Historically, the MLS has been rather kind to South African stars and been home to some of Mzansi’s finest ever footballers. Let’s take a little stroll down memory lane, because there are some SERIOUSLY legendary names in this roll of honour.

  • Doctor Khumalo (Columbus Crew)
  • Jomo Sono (NY Cosmos, Colorado Caribous, Atlanta Chiefs, Toronto Blizzard)
  • Kaizer Motaung (Atlanta Chiefs)
  • Shaun Bartlett (Colorado Rapids, MetroStars)
  • Ace Ntsoelengoe (Miami Toros, Denver Dynamos, Minnesota Kicks, Tornoto Blizzard)
  • Nkosinathi Nhleko (FC Dallas)
  • Kamohelo Mokotjo (Cincinatti)
  • George Lebese (Switchbacks FC)
  • Davide Somma (San Jose)
  • Danleigh Borman (RI Rams, NY Red Bulls, Toronto, New England)
  • Lebo Moloto (Nashville SC, Tulsa)
  • Bongokuhle Hlongwane (Minnesota)
  • Katlego Ntsabeleng (FC Dallas)
  • Njabulo Blom (St. Louis City SC)
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Doc Khumalo. Image: @kaizerchiefs / Twitter

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