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Who's the first American to win the Premier League?

Manchester City's title set a new record for a USMNT player

By Mauricio Saenz

Manchester City's title set a new record for a USMNT player
Manchester City's title set a new record for a USMNT player
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The Premier League of England has finally been defined, and it is that with the defeat on Tuesday of Manchester United against Leicester City at Old Trafford, it became unattainable for Manchester City, who won the title of champion for the seventh time in their history.

In this historic achievement for the Citizens, who won their third championship in four consecutive seasons, they had a team from the United States, such as substitute goalkeeper Zack Steffen, who, although he did not play as many games in the league, he did see action. 

In fact, Steffen played only one Premier League game this tournament, when he replaced Brazilian Ederson in Manchester City's 3-1 victory against Chelsea of his compatriot Christian Pulisic, in a match for matchday 17, on January 3 of this year. anus; the rest, he saw from the reserve bank.

In his first season playing in England, the American saw more action in the local cups, where he was key to obtaining the Carabao Cup, starting in the five games played, as well as in the FA Cup, where he was eliminated in the semifinals. precisely because of the Blues.

If we add all the competitions of the season, including the UEFA Champions League, where Manchester City will play the final against Chelsea on May 29, Steffen has played 16 games, that is, a total of 1,440 minutes, receiving eight goals and containing 21 clear chances of rivals.

In this way, the American added the second title of his career, both with the citizens, in an incredible story, which he had in his first step through Europe, after arriving from Columbus Crew, descending in 2019-2020 with Düsseldorf of the German Bundesliga, and now, enjoy the honeys of victory.

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