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MLS Experts React to Columbus Crew SC Signing of Zack Steffen on Twitter

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Social Media is fun in times like these.

It may not have seemed like big news when Columbus Crew SC announced the signing of 21-year old goalkeeper Zack Steffen. The Black & Gold already have three rostered keepers, although Matt Pacifici is on the season-ending injury list, and Steve Clark is cemented as the starter.

Yet Steffen is not your ordinary young goalkeeper. The native of Downington, PA, just outside of Philadelphia is an exciting young prospect who was working his way into the first team at SC Freiburg. He will now compete with Pacifici and Brad Stuver to push Clark moving forward.

If you don’t believe in the potential of the United State youth international just take a look at how Twitter reacted when Crew SC officially announced the signing.

Matthew Doyle is an MLS analyst who is vary familiar with the league and U.S. soccer.

Drew Epperley covers FC Dallas for our sister site, Big D Soccer. He is also well versed in the U.S. soccer system.

Kevin Kinkead covers the Philadelphia Union and was just as surprised as anyone that the Union didn’t bring a local product home.

Of course those in Philly were none to happy watching a young, exciting prospect get away from the club.

The surprises didn’t stop there.

And of course there was confusion.

And explanation.

We even got some highlights, if you like things like that.

Finally, in case you were wonder what Crew SC just acquired, here is a list of the Top 5 U.S. youth goalkeeping prospects from a few days back.