Manchester City will officially sign Zack Steffen from Columbus Crew on July 9, 2019, and his latest achievement is an example of the promising young talent the Premier League champions are acquiring.
The USA number one was voted U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year on Tuesday, making him just the second player in the award’s 35-year history to win the prize in their debut year.
Steffen has been on the radar of clubs for a while, but after pulling off seven saves for the U.S. against France earlier this year, the level of club interested rose from Bristol City to Manchester City, who have secured his signature.
The 2018 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year can now also call himself the U.S. Men’s National Team Player of the Year.
Upon his arrival next year, Steffen is expected to become City’s second-choice goalkeeper, competing with Ederson, although he could be loaned out if a work permit proves impossible to obtain from the start, with Patrick Vieira’s Nice already showing interest.
Zack wrote on his Instagram after being named the winner: “humbly honored. thank you for all the love.”