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Former Maryland goalkeeper Zack Steffen loaned from Manchester City to Fortuna Duesseldorf

Former Maryland goalkeeper Zack Steffen loaned from Manchester City to Fortuna Duesseldorf
In this June 5, 2019 file photo, United States goalkeeper Zack Steffen stands on the field before an international friendly soccer match against Jamaica, in Washington. (Nick Wass/AP)

American goalkeeper and former University of Maryland standout Zack Steffen has been loaned from Manchester City to Fortuna Duesseldorf for the 2019-20 season.

Fortuna, which finished 10th in the Bundesliga last season, announced the loan Tuesday.

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The 24-year-old Steffen has become the No. 1 goalkeeper on the United States national team. He left Maryland to begin his professional career with Freiburg but was limited to appearances with its reserve team in the fourth tier during 2015 and 2016. He signed with Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew in July 2016, spent the rest of the year with the United Soccer League’s Pittsburgh Riverhounds and then became Columbus’ starting goalkeeper in 2017.

Steffen agreed last December to sign with Manchester City when the summer transfer window opened.

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