Zack Steffen, Middlesbrough

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The Basics

Age: 27
Club: Middlesbrough (on loan from Manchester City), English Championship
Position:
Goalkeeper
Loves to: Do a bit of everything

In One play

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Okay, okay, we know that the video up above includes more than one play. But even if you just watch one play in that video, you’ll get an idea of a major talking point surrounding Zack Steffen’s professional career: his distribution. After playing for Gregg Berhalter with the Columbus Crew in MLS and later as a backup for Pep Guardiola with Manchester City, Steffen isn’t afraid to try to pick out a pass to an open teammate. He’s not an elite passer, but he’s often more forward-thinking with his feet than some of the U.S.’s other options in goal.