KENYA BROWN - Wednesday, January 4, 2017
The January transfer window is open and US goalkeeper Ethan Horvath is on the move as it was announced Tuesday that he has signed with Belgian Jupiler League team Club Brugge.
There was much talk about the 21-year-old making the move to Belgium, but now it has been officially confirmed by his new team on Twitter.
Horvath spent the past four years at Molde and eventually won the starting goalkeeper spot after predecessor Orjand Nylund moved to Germany where he signed with the Bundesliga team Ingolstadt.
The Colorado native would quickly make an impression as he made his first foray into European competition. He would be one of the main factors in Molde advancing to the knockout stage of the 2015-2016 Europa League as they defeated teams such as Ajax, Fenerbahce and Celtic before bowing out to Sevilla.
Horvath's play in Norway and Europe did not go unnoticed by the US national team as former coach Jurgen Klinsmann called him in on numerous occassions. He would make the roster for the 2016 Copa America Centenario as he took up the third goalkeeper spot behind Brad Guzan and Tim Howard.
The young goalkeeper would go on to earn his first cap for the US in October 2016 in a friendly against Cuba in Havana.
A move to the Belgian league is a step up for Horvath compared with the competition in Norway and Club Brugge are a team that competes for the league crown every season. Currently, the Blauw-Zwart sit in first place in the standings and look like they will comfortably qualify for the championship play-offs.