Who is Ethan Horvath, the USMNT's unthinkable hero in the Concacaf Nations League final

By Mauricio Saenz

Who is Ethan Horvath, the USMNT's unthinkable hero in the Concacaf Nations League final

Ethan Horvath entered for the injured Zack Steffen and became the great figure of the game

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You have to stand up and not stop clapping. The United States and Mexico played a great game in the final of the Concacaf Nations League that had five goals, two penalties and a hero: Ethan Horvath, the substitute goalkeeper of the USMNT.

The gods of football had the glory ready for Horvath, who entered the 24th minute of the second half due to the injury of Zack Steffen. With 25 years and six games in the United States National Team, Ethan saved Andrés Guardado a decisive penalty that did not allow Mexico to tie the final 3-3.

As soon as he entered the field, he gave an image of inexperience, but ball by ball he gained confidence and when the decisive moment arrived he did not hesitate to respond. The first to test Ethan Horvath's conditions was Hirving Chucky Lozano with a powerful shot.

With the game 3-2 in favor of the United States and regulation time putting pressure on Mexico to tie the score, the match came a penalty that would shake the USMNT title in the final of the Concacaf Nations League. Andrés Guardado, the one in charge of executing the charge, but the surprising goalkeeper flew and diverted the shot to the historic Mexican player.

Where does Ethan Horvath play and how many games did he play last season?

The substitute goalkeeper of the United States, Ethan Horvath, belongs to the Bruges team, of Belgium, and in the 2020-21 season he played two games in the local league and one more contest in the Champions League. These few games were enough for him to add his sixth game as a USMNT goalkeeper and become the hero of the title in the Concacaf Nations League.


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