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Zack Steffen dresses for City for 1st time in a month

March 14, 2022 GMT

American goalkeeper Zack Steffen dressed for Manchester City for the first time in more than a month.

The 26-year-old was on the bench for Monday night’s Premier League match at Crystal Palace, his first time in uniform since Feb. 9. Ederson, City’s top goalkeeper, was in the starting lineup.

Steffen has been bothered by back and shoulder injuries and missed the last three World Cup qualifiers. He has not played in a game since the FA Cup against Fulham on Feb. 5.

New England’s Matt Turner, who started the last three qualifiers, injured an ankle while playing for the Revolution in an MLS preseason scrimmage on Feb. 9 and has not played since.

The U.S. plays its final three qualifiers at Mexico on March 24, against Panama three days later at Orlando, Florida, and at Costa Rica on March 30.

New York City’s Sean Johnson and Chicago’s Gabriel Slonina were the other goalkeepers on the roster for January World Cup qualifiers.

Ethan Horvath, who was on the September roster, had not played for Nottingham Forest since Sept. 15, then started his club’s last five matches.

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