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Columbus Crew sign Zack Steffen from Freiburg

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Another American goalkeeper is on his way to MLS. This time it's 21-year-old Zack Steffen who has been acquired by the Columbus Crew.

The Former University of Maryland keeper has starred throughout the United States youth system with the U.S. U-20's and U-23's. He played a huge role in getting the U-20's to the World Cup quarterfinals last year in New Zealand. He saved a crucial penalty against Colombia in the Round of 16 to help the young Americans advance.

It was announced earlier this offseason Steffen would be Freiburg's third string goalkeeper to start the season after being promoted from the club's reserve team. However, the Crew came out of nowhere and brought him in as what is being described as a "Discovery Signing."

Steffen will now have to beat out veteran Steve Clark for the club's starting job. If he does, you'd have to think he chances at a USMNT call-up will improve dramatically.

What do you think of this move? Should he have stayed in Europe and fought for minutes?