Zack Steffen Appreciation

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  1. Ch(Elsey)

    Ch(Elsey) Member+

    Columbus Crew
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    May 2, 2003
    Green, Ohio
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    Teenagers.
     
  2. BigStern

    BigStern Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Oct 2, 2018
    Columbus by way of Lima
    As someone who didn't fully embrace Crew fandom until 2015 when I moved back to Ohio, Zack is probably my favorite Crew player.

    I named my account after Stern John but that's more of a historic love based on highlights I've watched and game recaps I've read (Thanks Sirk!). Frankie holds a spot in my heart but that's mainly due to his Brand Ambassador shenanigans more than anything on the field. McBride, Dante, Martino, Gaven, GBS and others definitely rank up there but like Stern and Frankie, they all have an asterisk by their names because I wouldn't consider myself a legit Crew fan until I was back in Ohio and watching/going to every game religiously instead of catching the box score online days after a game that I wasn't even really aware of was played.

    But I made my return to Columbus in 2015 and with that I dove right into Crew fandom. Attended a few games with friends who had already been going and decided towards the end of the season I wanted to be a STM. The 2016 season was a bit of let down after what 2015 turned out to be but I loved it anyways because it was my first full season with the team. With the bad results on the field, I started looking down the pipeline to see how the Crew would recover. The signing of Zack and his performances with the Riverhounds got me excited for the future. 2017 happened and with every game his legend continued to grow more and more. Then the shootout vs ATL. I didn't think that feeling could be recreated. But here we are, 1 day after Zack's Filibustering in DC and I can't stop smiling.

    Zack's most likely on to bigger and better things next year and even though that means his time with the Crew was short, I'll also associate it with the early days of my STM time and how fantastically he played. Those PK saves with replay in my head for eternity. I'm so excited to see him turn into the USMNT boss and take whatever European league he heads to by storm.
     
  3. chr1st

    chr1st Member+

    Jan 19, 2011
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  4. Draghignazzo

    Draghignazzo Member+

    Feb 24, 2007
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    That final save, though!
     
  5. Ch(Elsey)

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    Green, Ohio
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    United States
    I ********ing love Zack Steffen.
     
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  6. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Damn, he is as good as everyone says
     
  7. puttputtfc

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    Sep 7, 1999
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  8. Hamburgler03

    Hamburgler03 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 31, 2000
    Chicago, IL
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    Worthy, we are not
     
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  9. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    How many more caps would he need to make a move to the PL? Could he reasonably have enough by summer?
     
  10. puttputtfc

    puttputtfc Member+

    Sep 7, 1999
    Not sure but I wonder if Brexit will have any impact.
     
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  11. BigStern

    BigStern Member

    Columbus Crew
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    Oct 2, 2018
    Columbus by way of Lima
    Between Rooney and BWP, Zack Steffen is trying to single handily remind England who won the Revolutionary War. I hear he's going to continue that Reminder Tour across the pond next year.
     
  12. chr1st

    chr1st Member+

    Jan 19, 2011
    Dayton
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    [​IMG]

    BAD MAN COMING THROUGH
     
  13. Ch(Elsey)

    Ch(Elsey) Member+

    Columbus Crew
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    May 2, 2003
    Green, Ohio
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    United States
    Goalkeeper of the year!
     
  14. Kyle Crew

    Kyle Crew Moderator
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    Feb 23, 2013
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  15. CrewV Man

    CrewV Man Member+

    Aug 18, 2011
    Columbus
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    The salty crying that Steffen won keeper of the year on the MLS page is hilarious. Yes it is a popularity contest but the players went overwhelmingly to Steffen.

    At least it is better than the All Star team and when really good players get left out of the likes of Pirlo, Graham Zusi and Jonathan dos Santos, I know we don't cry this much about it.
     
  16. Flyer Fan

    Flyer Fan Member+

    Apr 18, 1999
    Columbus, OH
    I had no idea people felt so strongly about the goalkeeper of the year award.
     
  17. Ch(Elsey)

    Ch(Elsey) Member+

    Columbus Crew
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    May 2, 2003
    Green, Ohio
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    United States
    East versus West or nothing at all. ******** you Garber!


    Also, Zack Steffen is not of this world, and we are not worthy. He will carry Crew on his glorious back to MLS Cup.
     
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  18. Draghignazzo

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    Blessed be Guillermo. Let it be.
     
  19. jairadballerina

    jairadballerina Member+

    Sep 15, 2004
    C-Town
    They gave it to him this year because they can't next year...cause he'll be in Europe.
     
  20. YeahMorgan

    YeahMorgan Member

    Jul 11, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
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    No doubt about it. It will hurt to lose him, but at least we'll have a Crew legend to cheer for in the Premier League again.

    And a sh1tload of money we got for his rights.

    And a new ownership group. And new stadium construction.

    I feel better already.
     
  21. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    I gotta figure being honored as the best GK in your league adds another million or so to his price tag.
     
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  22. Big J 0526

    Big J 0526 Member

    Columbus Crew SC
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    Sep 8, 2010
    Columbus, Ohio
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    United States
    maybe if stefan frei was truly goalkeeper of the year, seattle wouldnt of lost in pk's.

    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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