For the first time in several years, Brad Guzan entered a U.S. Men's National Team camp as a backup. With just three Middlesbrough appearances to his name this season, Guzan joined the U.S. in the midst of one of the lower points of his career, one headlined by several months on the bench.
The U.S. Men's National Team will begin their Copa America journey on Friday against Colombia, but the squad's overall performance at the tournament holds great weight for several of Jurgen Klinsmann's players.
While top clubs will be watching some of the squad's younger players, other contributors will be playing for a place in the USMNT going forward.
The deal has been in place for at least a week now but it became official today, Sean Johnson has been traded to Atlanta United FC in exchange for General Allocation Money. The expansion side then dealt him in anticipation of signing USMNT goalkeeper Brad Guzan, who is returning to MLS this coming season.
Middlesbrough announced on Wednesday that Guzan is set to join Atlanta United at the end of the Premier League season. Middlesbrough also announced that Guzan has signed a multi-year deal with Atlanta United after weeks of speculation regarding a move.
After spending nearly a decade forging a career in England, Brad Guzan might be returning to the league that gave him his start.
Guzan has been linked with a potential return to MLS this winter, according to a report from FourFourTwo.The storystates that the 32-year-old goalkeeper might just be gauging club's interest in him ahead of the 2017 MLS campaign, and that a move back to the league that he spent three-and-a-half years in would see him come back on a non-Designated Player deal.
The 2016-17 Premier League season is just days away with several Americans set to face interesting club situations as play begins in England's top flight.
Following the departure of Tim Howard, Brad Guzan is now the longest-tenured American in the Premier League. However, the U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeper faces a new club situation following the relegation of Aston Villa.
Brad Guzan is not the only veteran goalkeeper Middlesbrough has added this summer, but the U.S. Men's National Team No. 1 is hoping to be the one that emerges as the team's go-to keeper heading into the Premier League season.
After experiencing relegation with Aston Villa last season, Guzan officially joined Middlesbrough last week with a move that keeps the goalkeeper in the Premier League.
Following Aston Villa's relegation, the future of Brad Guzan was a bit murky. The U.S. Men's National Team had options, some safe, some ambitious, as the veteran goalkeeper looked to take the next step in his career. That next step became official on Friday, and Guzan will face yet another major challenge to reclaim his status as one of the Premier League's most reliable goalkeepers.
U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeper Brad Guzan and his Aston Villa side had a forgettable 2015/16 season, after being relegated to the English Championship, but the 31-year-old has quickly found his way back to England's top flight.
Newly-promoted Premier League club Middlesbrough announced the signing of Guzan on Friday, following his eight-year stint with Villa.
After losing out on some playing time last season and his team's relegation to the English Championship, U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeper Brad Guzan's future with Aston Villa remained up in the air.
Now, it appears the veteran keeper has found a potential landing spot for the 2016/17 season.
I love World Cup qualifying! It's been out of my life for way too long.
USMNT with 2 World Cup qualifiers on the docket: -Fri Sep 2 St Vincent + The Grenadines v USA - Arnos Vale Stadium, St. Vincent - 2:30pm CT on beIN SPORTS -Tue Sep 6 USA v Trinidad + Tobago - EverBank Field, Jacksonville FL - 7:00pm CT on FS1 + Univision
Some things to know about the team referred to as the Vincy Heat.
Para Estados Unidos, abrir el torneo de la Copa América Centenario 2016 contra un equipo como Colombia fue desde el dia del sorteo de los grupos el febrero pasado un reto demasiado alto al que Jurgen KLINSMANN, el entrenador de la selección norteamericana, no ha podido encarar ni siquiera a su mínimia expectativa.
Heading into Saturday's Copa America roster reveal, the U.S. Men's National Team had a goalkeeper controversy. In the aftermath of Tim Howard's return, Jurgen Klinsmann had left the team's starting spot up for grabs between the future Colorado Rapids shot-stopper and incumbent Brad Guzan.
MIAMI – Since Tim Howard's return to the U.S. Men's National team picture, Jurgen Klinsmann has yet to truly name a starting goalkeeper. With Copa America just weeks away, Klinsmann now has a decision on his hands, although the USMNT manager has left things up in the air for the time being.
"We'll have good talks over the next couple of days with Brad and Tim," Klinsmann said on Tuesday, "and then I'll let you know more.
Jurgen Klinsmann has called up 22 players for the USMNT's first match against/visit to the fellow Americans of Puerto Rico. All of these players are based in either Europe or Mexico, and have concluded their club seasons. We see the returns of Hyndman, Lichaj and Green, and there are five players on the roster seeking their first senior cap.
Jurgen Klinsmann has named his 40-man provisional roster for Copa America. There's still Jorge Villafana for some bizarre reason, but hey, at least Eric Lichaj is listed. G - David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Ethan Horvath (Molde FK), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)D - Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Ventura Alvarado (Club America), Matt Besler (
It wasn't much of a competition as the US were easily bested by Lionel Messi and Argentina.
The United States national team managed to make the semi-final of the 2016 Copa America, but they weren't going to make it any farther if Argentina had anything to say about it. The US were thoroughly dominated by Lionel Messi and co.
Clint Dempsey scored the only goal, but it was John Brooks and Brad Guzan that earned the win.
Clint Dempsey gave the United States the one-goal lead in the 27th minute after Gyasi Zardes crossed the ball. The 1-nil win gives the Americans a chance to win the group. Paraguay's Copa America 2016 ends with the loss.
●Dempsey anotó al minuto 27 el único tanto del partido para eliminar a Paraguay ●Estados Unidos toma vuelo a Seattle para jugar cuartos de finales el jueves ●Yedlin sale expulsado y echa a perder su regreso a casa Clint DEMPSEY esta indetenible. Volvió a marcar otro gol en Copa América Centenario, esta vez para darle el triunfo a Estados Unidos 1-0 sobre Paraguay en el .
It's hard to envision a scenario any worse than the one that greeted the United States to start their Copa America semifinal against Argentina. Less than three minutes into the match, Argentina grabbed a 1-0 lead when Leo Messi fed Ezequiel Lavezzi with a beautiful lob pass. Lavezzi was inexplicably unmarked and Brad Guzan got stuck in no-man's land.