- Position: Goalkeeper
- Date of Birth: 04/02/1995
- College Experience: Maryland
- Pro Team: Manchester City
- Height: 6'3"
- Weight: 180
- Caps: 23
- Shutouts: 1
Zack Steffen left an elite college program for professional soccer in Germany, making a statement of intent about his future in the game. Joining MLS, he quickly became the starter for the Columbus Crew. A breakout season 2018 earned him the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award and his first caps with the USMNT. In December, Steffen signed with Manchester City returning to the Crew on loan. Steffen won the 2018 US Soccer Male Athlete of the Year award. He spent the 2019-20 season on loan to Fortuna Dusseldorf in Germany’s Bundesliga, returning to parent club Manchester City for the 2020-21 Premier League season. Became the first USMNT player to win the Premier League title.
“It’s an honor to be put with those names that have won before me and to have the respect and confidence from teammates, coaches and staff. I’m thankful for my support system. Without them I couldn’t have done any of this. It gives me motivation and confidence to keep going and do bigger and better things.”
USMNT Highlights2021: Started against Jamaica on Mar 25 and Northern Ireland on Mar 28. Started in the Nations League semifinal against Honduras on Jun 3 and the final against Mexico on Jun 6.
2020: Started against Wales on Nov 12 and Panama on Nov 16.
2019: Started against Panama on Jan 27 and Costa Rica on Feb 2. Started against Jamaica on Jun 5. Named to the Gold Cup roster. Started against Guyana on Jun 18 and Trinidad and Tobago on Jun 22. Started against Curacao on Jun 30 and Jamaica on Jul 3. Started against Mexico in the 2019 Gold Cup final. Started against Mexico on Sep 6. Started against Canada in the Nations League on Oct 15.
2018: Made his USMNT debut against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Jan 28. Started against Paraguay on Mar 27. In goal against France on June 9. Finished the year with six caps winning the US Soccer Male Athlete of the Year award.
Professional Highlights2020-21: The backup goalkeeper with Manchester City, winning the League Cup and the Premier League title and making it to the Champions League final.
2019-20: After winning the starting job on loan to Fortuna Dusseldorf in the Bundesliga, injury cost Steffen most of 2020. Returned to Manchester City at the end of the Bundesliga season.
2019: Played the first half of the MLS season with Columbus, joining Manchester City following the Gold Cup. Went on loan to Fortuna Dusseldorf for the 2019-20 Bundesliga season.
2018: MLS Goalkeeper of the Year with the Crew playing in 29 games. Joined Manchester City on Dec 11, returning to the Crew on loan.
2017: Won the starting job in Columbus. Made 34 appearances.
2015-16: Made 14 appearances for Freiburg II in Germany’s Regionalliga. Signed with the Columbus Crew in July, 2016 and joined the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on loan making nine appearances.
2014-15: Joined Freiburg in the Bundesliga.
Youth and College Soccer: Played for youth team FC Delco and the University of Maryland in 2013 and 14.