This is a big move for US Soccer. Villarreal finished 2nd in La Liga and will be in the Champions League. This shatters the MLS transfer record and I believe he's the first American outfield player in La Liga. There is talk he will be loaned out to Recreativa Heulva(I think I butchered that) so he can play right away.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/05/sport ... idore.html