Watch: How Zack Steffen went from timid boy to goalkeeping star

Believe it or not, Zack Steffen  clung to his mom and needed to be coerced to join-in during his first couple of seasons of youth soccer. The 23-year-old's performance in a 1-1 tie with France in a June friendly puts the Columbus Crew keeper atop the USA's depth chart at that position. Here's a 6-minute biopic from U.S. Soccer's "Rising" series on Steffen. He was the leading scorer on his youth team when he filled in for the no-show regular goalkeeper -- and he's stayed in the goal ever since. His parents recall his first youth national team call-up, an envelope arriving with bold letters across the top: "Immediately obtain passport."

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