Ethan Horvath, Zack Steffen continue their strong form in the EFL Championship | Rare Techy
Ethan Horvath and Zack Steffen have earned starting roles in the English Football League Championship this season, and both are playing just in time with the FIFA World Cup just 19 days away.
Horvath and Steffen remained in goal for Tuesday’s league matches, helping their clubs earn positive results to kick off the November schedule. Horvath made three saves for Luton Town in a low-scoring draw with Reading, while Steffen made one in a 3-1 road win at Middlesbrough.
The Nottingham Forest loanee has kept seven clean sheets in his 18 league appearances to date, helping Nathan Jones’ side to 10th place. Horvath has recorded three shutouts in his last six appearances, including wins over Norwich City, QPR, and West Bromwich Albion.
Luton Town travel to Blackpool on Saturday before visiting Stoke City on November 8 and hosting Rotherham United on November 12.
Steffen returned from his injury in September to reclaim the No. 1 job in Middlesbrough’s squad. The 27-year-old has won three of his last seven league matches, helping Michael Carrick’s side to 18th place.
Middlesbrough host Bristol City on Saturday before final first-half matches against Blackpool and Norwich City in four days’ time.
Both players will not only be hoping to seal their spots on Gregg Berhalter’s final USMNT roster next week, but the No. 1 job for the U.S.’s first World Cup appearance since 2014. do 1 21 before England and Iran meet on the 25th and 29th respectively.