Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Ethan Horvath has secured a place at the World Cup after being named in the USA squad.
According to CBS Sports, the custodian has made the cut at the expense of Manchester City man Zack Steffen.
This is wonderful news for Horvath. He made the decision to leave Forest during the summer, with this ambition in his mind.
The 27-year-old joined Luton Town on a season-long loan deal. He’s been performing well during 2021/22 and has kept eight clean sheets.
Steffan will be gutted to miss out. He’s joined Middlesbrough on loan to try and convince the national team but he’s failed to do so.
The Forest-owned player will join Arsenal man Matt Turner and New York City star Sean Johnson in the goalkeeping department.
This news comes as a surprise. Steffan has been the long-term number one under boss Gregg Berhalter and it’s quite a call to leave him out of the squad.
Horvath will now hope to make the team for his country’s first Group B game against Wales.
The man signed from Club Brugge by Forest has already claimed eight caps for his country and he will be buzzing with his call-up.
Horvath has been a virtual ever-present in Nathan Jones’ team during 2022/23. He did, however, miss last night’s defeat to Stoke in what could prove the manager’s final game at the club.
Horvath has secured a World Cup place and he could win Forest chance
The goalkeeping ranks at the City Ground could be decimated in the summer.
If the Reds are relegated, it will be all change. Dean Henderson will return to Manchester United, Wayne Hennessey could leave, whilst Jordan Smith will be out of contract.
That will see Horvath propelled into the number one spot, with another goalkeeper likely to be added as competition.
The American can count himself very unlucky last season. He made 11 appearances for the team and only lost his place after returning late from international duty in February.
He made it crystal clear to the club that he wanted to go out and play this season.
That decision now looks justified and hopefully, he can fly the Forest flag at the World Cup by getting on the pitch for the USA.