A goalkeeper of international class: the United States seemed at a loss after Brad Friedel, Tim Howard and Brad Guzan. But the progress of Ethan Horvath at Norwegian Molde FK brings hope. The young American's goal? To grow and to continue learning, landing him a fixed spot between the posts of both Club and his national squad.
Horvath kickstarted his career in Colorado, where his length was soon picked up by the national youth team's scouting division. In 2009, he made his debut with the US U14s. In his endeavour to make the most of his potential, Horvath did not opt for the easy way up: instead of joining an American university team, he joined his compatriot Josh Gatt on a tour in Europe, where he was noticed by Molde FK, the team that brought him and his parents to Norway at the age of 18.
At a tender age, Ethan became the back-up of international Orjan Nyland, only to see him move to Ingolstadt. Horvath grabbed his chance, and featured in the league, the Champions League prelims, and the Europa League group stages, even making it to the all-star team after an excellent performance vs Ajax.
After 52 games and a debut for the American national team vs Cuba, it was time for the next step. At Club, Horvath can continue his progress, under the watchful eye of keepers coach Jan Van Steenberghe and the experienced Ludovic Butelle.