Zack Steffen signs with Manchester City FC (will remain with Crew SC until 7/9/19)

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Chance, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. WheezingUSASupport

    Dortmund
    United States
    Aug 28, 2017
    Yup like this move. Hopefully he shows just as well next season and then gets a loan in the summer transfer window to a higher quality side.

    I don’t see a path for Steffen to the first team next season unless he’s performing better for Man City pre-season because he’s already at in-season form.
     
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  2. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    I'm quite curious if the club plans to dump Bravo next summer or keep him as a no.3?
     
  3. derek750

    derek750 Member+

    Apr 16, 2007
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  4. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Sounds like a solid move. The Crew really make out on this.
    But would 6 caps at the Gold Cup solidify him the work permit? I gotta figure Horvath is gunning for that no.1 spot as well.
     
  5. Midas Mulligan

    Midas Mulligan Member+

    Jul 24, 2013
    NYC
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And should win it. Horvath is better.

    I admittedly watch MLS, and I just don’t see a lot of quality in Steffen. I’m shocked there’s a market for him in Europe. For me, he’d need to prove more consistency in MLS before he was worth anything.
     
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  6. chrome_vapors

    chrome_vapors Member+

    Oct 15, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why do you grade Steffen so low? Saying he needs to prove more consistency isn't deep enough.

    I admittedly don't watch much MLS or the Belgian league. My viewing of both Steffen and Horvath is fleeting and sporadic, but from what I have seen, the only attribute Horvath is demonstrably superior to Steffen in is physical length.
     
  7. Midas Mulligan

    Midas Mulligan Member+

    Jul 24, 2013
    NYC
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He seems poorly positioned on a lot of goals he gives up. He’s capable of some really great ones, but he gives up too many goals that should be routine stops.

    Look at him in the playoffs this year.
     
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  8. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    Another thing: NBC pays the EPL 1 billion for its current tv rights deal.

    Why should USMNT soccer fans watch a league that doesn't allow US players to play in it?

    USMNT fans should boycott watching the EPL until it is more balanced in terms of letting americans play and lets more than 4 qualify.

    I'm sure if the EPL lost that billion dollars they might not shrug it off as coolly as you think they would. I knw they are super-rich but I'm sure a billion less in revenue might make them sit up a bit and take notice. the EPL cares a lot about the american market and getting american dollars - it's time they care about american players a little bit too. if american soccer fans were more politically astute they would not support the EPL.

    Side note: i don't think it is a coincidence that there has been a big rise in american players in the Bundesliga following fox sports' deal with the german league - the bundesliga is smart and knows that their business interests are served by having some players from the countries that are paying them to broadcast their league internationally.
     
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  9. Placid Casual

    Placid Casual Member+

    Apr 2, 2004
    Bentley's Roof
    Oh. I guess as China pays more than NBC the teams should be forced to play one Chinese player at all times.

    What a bizarre argument

    You are also assuming that USMNT fans are the majority of people watching the Premier League in the USA
     
  10. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Question. Does this mean he will get his City wages when he joins them in July or do they start when the MLS season begins? I'm kinda confused. Cause he's a City player now right, but he just can't fully join until next summer.
     
  11. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    Chinese players aren't good enough. Americans are.

    It's not about quality or ability for americans who want to play in England - it is about laws preventing them from doing so.

    I'm not saying that EPL teams should be forced to have any americans at all - just that they should be free to sign as many of them as they want without restriction.

    nothing bizarre about that at all.
     
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  12. Placid Casual

    Placid Casual Member+

    Apr 2, 2004
    Bentley's Roof

    He's not a Man City player until July.

    They have just reached an agreement to sign him then
     
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  13. Placid Casual

    Placid Casual Member+

    Apr 2, 2004
    Bentley's Roof

    Right. Call your MP about the laws and complain to them.

    Why aren't you complaining about Spain and their non EU law?
     
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  14. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    So, it's like a pre-contract so to speak? That makes sure he doesn't talk to any other interested parties?
     
  15. Placid Casual

    Placid Casual Member+

    Apr 2, 2004
    Bentley's Roof
    Something like that.
     
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  16. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So, what was the transfer fee?
     
  17. TheFalseNine

    TheFalseNine Moderator
    Staff Member

    United States
    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    “Undisclosed”, per the release from the Crew.
     
  18. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, I saw that they'd released a presser about him being gone, but with no attached value. I was hoping someone had found out. Guess not. Ah well.
     
  19. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    I never get why they're "undisclosed". It seems quite logical to know how much a club paid or was paid for a player. It seems to happen an extraordinary times to US players. Like Michael Bradley's move to BMG or to Chievo.

    A few weeks ago it was reported 7-10 million. So, I don't get why releasing that figure is controversial or so.
     
  20. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    LOL my "MP"? okay. you are clearly British.

    Are you even a USMNT fan? I doubt it. If not, why are you here??

    and I have complained about the policies of countries like spain, italy, etc - I don't watch those leagues because they are discriminatory countries that do not offer opportunities to USMNT players - it's not only England I have beef with.
     
  21. deejay

    deejay Member+

    Feb 14, 2000
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    Club:
    Jorge Wilstermann
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    I keep seeing this. Not just you but a lot of media. Yet players really love him.

    For instance, the 2018 MLS Keeper of the Year went to Steffen because of the player vote. Probably the highest disparity ever seen before.

    Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year
    Player Vote %
    Club Vote %
    Media Vote %
    Average %

    Zack Steffen (CLB)
    36.18%
    24.04%
    14.55%
    24.92%

    Stefan Frei (SEA)
    6.76%
    18.27%
    31.52%
    18.85%
    Luis Robles (NY)
    10.00%
    22.12%
    22.73%
    18.28%
    Tim Melia (SKC)
    12.06%
    21.15%
    16.67%
    16.63%
    Brad Guzan (ATL)
    11.76%
    10.58%
    2.12%
    8.15%
     
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  22. ebbro

    ebbro Member+

    Jun 10, 2005
    Pretty sure he's just pointing out you have no say in the matter.

    And maybe you should give it a rest. You're the only one beating this drum.
     
  23. Placid Casual

    Placid Casual Member+

    Apr 2, 2004
    Bentley's Roof
    Exactly.
     
  24. Placid Casual

    Placid Casual Member+

    Apr 2, 2004
    Bentley's Roof
    I wasn't aware this was a USMNT forum. It appears to say Yanks Abroad on the forum list.

    Let's put it this way. I was in the Azteca in qualifying last time around.
     
  25. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Please drop the tangent, or feel free to start a separate thread to discuss it. It doesn't really have to do with Steffen at this point.
     

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