Zack Steffen

Columbus Crew

Crew extend unbeaten streak to seven with win over Red Bulls

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Federico Higuain's big night powered the Columbus Crew to victory over the New York Red Bulls.

Higuain assisted on all three of the Crew's goals on the night in the 3-2 victory. The home side took advantage of poor set piece defending and counter attacking opportunities, the bane of the Red Bulls in 2017.

Zack Steffen extra motivated to face hometown team

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Downingtown native will face the Union for the first time since returning to the U.S. to sign with Columbus Crew last July

When Columbus Crew goalkeeper Zack Steffen returns to the area next week to play his hometown team, he'll have plenty of support in the stands from friends and family. None will be wearing Union colors.

MLS Spotlight: Steffen evolving as he handles ups and downs of first season as a pro starter

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Sometimes in life, you need to just admit you have made a mistake. You need to acknowledge that things went wrong and own it. Things happen, and sometimes those things aren't entirely in your control. What you can control, though, is how you bounce back, how you respond in the face of adversity.

Following trying time with Freiburg, Zack Steffen rediscovers happiness with Crew move

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Day after day, Zack Steffen returned home from training withBundesliga club Freiburg and day after day, he felt the same uneasiness.

On the field, he was rising through the club's ranks, all but sealing a spot with the first teamahead of what could have been a breakthrough season. But off the field Steffen had never felt more alone, more isolated, as days came and went.

Crew add U.S. U-23 goalkeeper Zack Steffen

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One of the brightest prospects in the U.S. soccer pool has returned stateside with a move to MLS.

The Columbus Crew announced on Friday that the club has signed U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team goalkeeper Zack Steffen. The 21-year-old goalkeeper joins as a Discovery Signing after spending the last year-and-a-half with German club SC Freiburg.

Philadelphia Union

GAME THREAD: Columbus Crew vs. Philadelphia Union

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The first of the Union's home-and-home series with the Crew is tonight.

Game Info

  • Date: July 22, 2017
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Place: Mapfre Stadium, Columbus, OH
  • Television: The Comcast Network
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: The Philadelphia Union trail the series with 10 losses, 7 wins, and only 1 draw.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Red Bull New York

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What and who to look for when the Union face Red Bull this Saturday

Evaluating and awards talk, more news

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Evaluating Curtin. Awards talk for Blake and Rosenberry. More news.

Union face DC on Saturday, Curtin says defensive additions a focus, reaction to transfer moves, more

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DC away on Saturday. Curtin says team looking for defensive addition, trialist in over the coming weeks. Reaction to Union's transfer window dealings. More news.

Union sign Jones as Homegrown, locals at US Youth Soccer championships, more

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Jones first homegrown to to take "Path to the Pros" through Union Academy, Bethlehem, to the Union. Other Union news and more.

Notes from Curtin’s presser, Steel falls short, Reading thumps, Union U-18s in USSDA quarterfinals today, more

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Highlights from Curtin's weekly press conference. Bethlehem ends road series with loss in Toronto. Reading thumps Evergreen FC 7-1. Union U-18s face PDA in USSDA playoffs quarterfinal. More.

Union bests NYRB in USOC, Rosenberry topping fan vote, Reading falls, more

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Recaps and reaction to Union's US Open Cup win over NYRB. Keegan Rosenberry at top of All-Star Game fan vote for defenders. Reading falls again to NYRB U-23s. More.

Power rankings, Rosenberry buzz, Okugo signs with Portland, more news

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Union news and more.

What a day: Recaps and reaction from Union’s big home opening win, more news

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Union, Bethlehem Steel, and Academy news. USMNT rosters for Olympic qualification playoffs and World Cup qualifiers named. More.

San Jose away, floating, USA-Peru, US youth clubs file compensation complaint, more news

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What will be the Union way in San Jose? USMNT faces Peru. US youth clubs file formal complaint over training compensation payments with FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber. More news.

“We can’t get over that hump”: recaps and reaction to NE loss, league results, US rosters announced, more

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REcaps and reaction to another Union home loss. That spitting incident. League wrap. USMNT roster for September friendlies. More.

Off to Toronto, Union U16s fall in Development Academy semis, US readies for Cuba, more

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Union face Toronto on Saturday. Union U-16s defeated in US Soccer Development Academy semifinals. West Chester United in Werner Fricker Open Cup semis today. MLS players ratify CBA. US faces Cuba in Gold Cup quarterfinals on Saturday. More news.

Union bits, results wrap, US draws with Sweden at WWC, Steffen big as US falls to Serbia at U-20 WC, latest FIFA news

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Union news. HCI, Reading, and Ocean City results. MLS results and standings. US attack absent in scoreless draw with Sweden at Women's World Cup. US lose to Serbia in U-20 World Cup. Latest FIFA news.

“Another disappointing loss”: Recaps and reaction to another loss, league news, more

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Reaction to Union loss. Harrisburg wins. League results. 2015 roster rules announced. More news.

Pfeffer called up for US U-20 camp in Austria, will depart after New England game

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Pfeffer will join the US U-20 team in Austria after Sunday's Union game against New England.

No new Valdes news, Union GK signing coming soon, Cruz on CBA, US falls to Chile, more

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Valdes negotiations continue. Goalkeeper signing coming soon. Cruz says players united on CBA. US gives up lead twice in loss to Chile. More news.

Notes from camp, Mbolhi on to ACN quarterfinals, Academy callups for US U-18s, big trades, USA-Chile, more

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Notes from Union training camp. Algeria tops Senegal, advances to Africa Cup of Nations knockout round. Academy's Elney and Wilson get US U-18 callup. Tuesday's trades. USA-Chile today. More.

Camp is open, preseason focus, signings are coming, national teams news, more

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Jim Curtin on his focus as preseason training begins, assures fans signings are coming. Steffen comes up big as US U-20s qualify for World Cup. USMNT roster for Chile and Panama friendlies announced. More.

Edu deal could be announced today, Sak on the Academy, Philly in running to host 2016 Copa America games, more

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Philly.com, others report permanent transfer of Maurice Edu to the Union. Sakiewicz on the Union Academy. Philly in running to host 2016 Centennial Cup America games. More fun in New York. CONCACAF U-20 CHampionship begins today. More.

MacMath loan, other player moves from across the league, Jordanian prince to run against Blatter, more

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League source tells PSP Zac MacMath loan to Colorado could happen within next 24 hours. Other player moves from across the league. Jordan's Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein to challenge Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency. More.

Pfeffer not on US U-20 WC qualifiers roster, Mbolhi rumor, Gerrard to LA, Garber on Lampard, more

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Union's Zach Pfeffer, who has been recovering from an injury, left off US roster for CONCACAF U-20 Championship. Does Mbolhi want to leave? Steven Gerrard to sign with LA Galaxy. Garber on Lampard fiasco. More.

The best of 2014

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PSP hands out its annual awards for 2014, all in one shot. Player of the year, coach of the year, team of the year (they're from the high school ranks), and all the other random stuff we can come up with.

Pfeffer named to provisional US U-20 roster, more news

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Pfeffer named to provisional US roster for CONCACAF U-20 championships. More news.

Transfer Talk: Zack Steffen

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One of the best things about writing for SB Nation is the access to fans of almost every team imaginable. I asked a question to some of the SB Nation writers who cover the Bundesliga to ask about SC Freiburg, new home of former Union Academy goalkeeper Zack Steffen. Here's what I learned.

Eugene Rupinski) I'm curious about SC Freiburg's goalkeeper situation and academy setup.

Casey negotiating, Curtin on losing Ribeiro, Madison a champion, more

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Casey wants to stay in Philly. Curtin on losing Ribeiro to Orlando. Darius Madison and Virginia national champs. Steffen Bundesliga move official. More

Justin Meram

Fantasy Focus: 20+ Crew

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Columbus midfielders ftw

With a score of 174 points, Vandelay Industries led the league. Captain David Villa (NYC, $11.1) posted two assists and 28 points to lead the team. Meanwhile, Justin Meram (CLB, $10.2) added a goal to his two assists for 20 points, and Joe Bendik (ORL, $5.1) earned two clean sheets and 18 points.

Fantasy Focus: Truth Meram

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He's a hat trick hero

Our overall leader led this round, and now sits with a 56-point lead at the top. !BL4CKnRED scored 114 points, led by captain Justin Meram (CLB, $10.1), who scored 46 points with a hat trick in his second of two games. Supporting him were Lee Nguyen (NE, $10.3) with 15 points on a goal and two assists, and Victor Vazquez (TOR, $9.

Union Academy

Former Union Academy player wins starting kicker job at Penn State

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Former Union Academy forward Joey Julius is the starting kicker for Penn State football heading into their season opener against Temple in Philadelphia on Saturday.

Former Union Academy forward Joey Julius has been named the starting placekicker for the Penn State football team heading into their season opener against Temple at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday.

Pfeffer misses cut for U-20 World Cup Roster

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Zach Pfeffer didn't make the cut for the U.S. Under-20 World Cup roster, but Union Academy alumnus Zack Steffen will join the team traveling to New Zealand later this month.

Zach Pfeffer missed the cut for the 20-man U.S. Under-20 World Cup roster named by head coach Tab Ramos, but former Union Academy goalkeeper Zack Steffen is one of three goalkeepers on the roster who will travel to New Zealand.

The Rest

Local Soccer Notebook 6/9/17

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Young goalkeepers from the area recognized, college schedules released and more

Matthew Real (Drexel Hill, Pa.) and Mark McKenzie (Bear, Del.) graduated on Friday from YSC Academy since they will be away on international duty and miss graduation with the rest of their class on June 15.

Fagundez stock up, Farrell stock down in Revolution win vs. Crew SC

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Who stood out during the week 12 matchup?

Despite conceding an early goal to Ola Kamara and Crew SC, the Revolution battled back to claim a 2-1 win on Sunday. Who stood out, and who didn't, during the week 12 matchup?

Stock up

Diego Fagundez

Just when it looked like Fagundez had nowhere to go but down, he erupted for two first-half goals, including the game-winner, against Crew SC.

Fantasy Focus: Houston, we have a ProbLAm

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Another week, another split

It was ShowtimeJR who led the round with a score of 84 points. Erick Torres (HOU, $8.7) wore the armband and scored 32 points with a hat trick to lead the team. Kevin Molino (MIN, $9.9) added a goal to two assists for 15 points, and Diego Valeri (POR, $10.3) scored a goal and 10 points.

Tyler Miller replaces injured Zack Steffen on U.S. U-23 roster

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U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team head coach Andi Herzog has been forced into making a change to his roster days before the team plays Colombia.

According to a release from U.S. Soccer, Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Tyler Miller has replaced Zack Steffen on the U.S. roster to play the CONMEBOL nation in a two-legged Olympic qualifying playoff, which will take place on Friday and March 29.

USA U-20s Qualify for the 2015 U-20 World Cup in New Zealand

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A gritty win in tough conditions in Jamaica saw the USMNT U-20 team clinch a spot in the U-20 World Cup this summer in New Zealand as goals from Ben Spencer and Paul Arriola combined with a huge PK save from Zack Steffen helped lock up a spot for the Young Yanks. The team now waits to see how their group shapes up atthe official World Cup draw February 10th.

United States U-20 squad announced

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Ex-Philadelphia Union goalkeeper prospect Zack Steffen named to the team

Tab Ramos' United States U-20 team is set for the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship, which starts this Friday, January 9th in Kingston, Jamaica. The United States' first match will be Friday at 5:30 PM against Guatemala.

Ex-Philadelphia Union Academy an current SC Freiburg goalkeeper Zack Steffen was named to Ramos' squad.