Brad Guzan

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Sizing up a potential return to MLS for Guzan

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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.

Several Americans face new beginnings as Premier League kicks off

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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.

Guzan ready to compete for starting role with Middlesbrough

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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.

A new chapter for Brad Guzan

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Brad Guzan's move to Middlesbrough keeps him in the Premier League but it isn't straightforward. Guzan faces intense pressure for playing time.

Guzan faces new challenges with Middlesbrough move

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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.

All about Middlesbrough, Brad Guzan’s new club

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Brad Guzan has a new club and we tell you what you need to know about Middlesbrough in Friday's edition of the soccer news.

Middlesbrough signs Brad Guzan

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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.

Report: Guzan to complete free transfer to Middlesbrough

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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.

SBI Question of the Day: Where should Guzan play next season?

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For the first time in approximately three decades, Aston Villa will not be playing in the English Premier League next season. The question on many U.S. Men's National Team followers' mindsis whatdoes this mean for goalkeeper Brad Guzan?

The club was relegated to the English League Championship after falling to Manchester United, 1-0, on Saturday, and the fallout has already begun.

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Union bits, Winter Showcase win for Union Academy, more news

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News and such to click on, you know.

Blake and Rosenberry start for All Stars, Union-RSL, LVU U-18s advance to semis, more news

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Blake and Rosenberry unscathed in All Star starts. Union readying for RSL. Nor'easters host PDL semis on Saturday. LVU U-18s advance to national semis. More news.

United States Men's National Team

Following Howard's injury, Guzan ready to step up for USMNT against Costa Rica

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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.

Klinsmann hints at starting XI for World Cup qualifiers

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Though he stopped short of revealing the entire lineup, Jurgen Klinsmann answeredseveral questions about who would start on Friday night, particularly in goal.

The U.S. Men's National Team coach told reporters on Thursday that Brad Guzan would start between the posts for Friday night's qualifier against St.

USMNT players facing the most pressure at Copa America

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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.

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Injured Howard out for Costa Rica clash

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Los Angeles (AFP) Goalkeeper Tim Howard has been officially ruled out of the United States' 2018 World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica in San Jose on Tuesday with a right adductor muscle injury.

"He has returned to Colorado for further evaluation and to determine treatment plans," US Soccer said in a statement confirming the diagnosis on Sunday.

Injured Howard out for Costa Rica clash

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Los Angeles (AFP) Goalkeeper Tim Howard has been officially ruled out of the United States' 2018 World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica in San Jose on Tuesday with a right adductor muscle injury.

"He has returned to Colorado for further evaluation and to determine treatment plans," US Soccer said in a statement confirming the diagnosis on Sunday.

Ranking the USMNT roster by position

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Two vets hold down top spots at goalkeeper and forward, while a pair of youngsters lead defenders and midfielders.

The United States Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann named a 26-man roster ahead of the upcoming Hex World Cup Qualifiers against Mexico in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday, Nov.

USMNT vs. Cuba International Friendly: Time, TV schedule and live stream

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Jordan Morris and the US men's national team heads to Cuba for a historic international friendly. This is your Sounder at Heart preview, gamethread and how to watch.

The last time the USMNT played in Cuba was 2008. Newly appointed Swansea City manager Bob Bradley was the coach and Clint Dempsey scored the only goal in a 1-0 win in World Cup Qualifying.

Some Soccer News for Sep 2, 2016

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It's Day 246 of 2016.


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.

Union-Fire previews and other Union news, USA at SVG, more

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Union look to solidify their campaign to reach the playoffs. UNion Academy season begins on Saturday. US looks to advance to final round of World Cup qualifiers. More news.

Preview: USMNT vs Argentina

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The USMNT comes into its Copa Centenario semifinal against Argentina as the underdogs, but that's not a role this team is willing to embrace.

Un despiadado Colombia le hace daño a Estados Unidos en el inico de Copa América Centenario

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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.

Notes from Curtin’s presser and other Union news, more

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Injury updates on Fabinho, Ilsinho, and Nogueira. Curtin on reported Lahoud sale. Marquez makes MLS Team of the Week, More news.

USMNT notes: Guzan named starter; Klinsmann discusses omissions and more

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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.

Lee Nguyen Left Off United States Copa America Roster

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#KlinsmannOut

Jurgen Klinsmann has announced his 23-man roster for the 2016 Copa America tournament this summer.

New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen was cut from the preliminary roster and will not be a part of the team during the 100th anniversary of the South American tournament.

Klinsmann to hold talks with Howard, Guzan before naming USMNT starter

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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.

Visiting The Cousins

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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.

Camp Provisions

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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 (

Gonzalo Higuain

USMNT blown out by Argentina in Copa America semifinal

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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.

Gonzalo Higuain gives Argentina 3-0 lead

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Just in case the United States had any hope of staging an improbable comeback, Gonzalo Higuain all but completely put that to rest when he scored less than five minutes into the second half.

Higuain perfectly timed his run to get behind John Brooks and Ezequiel Lavezzi put in a perfect pass.

Copa America

USA off to nightmare start, Argentina scores in 3rd minute

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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.

USA vs Paraguay Copa America 2016, recap: 1-nil victory sends America onward

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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.

USA 4-0 Guatemala player ratings and match highlights [VIDEO]

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Here are player ratings for the USA' 4-0 win over Guatemala on Tuesday night in Columbus.

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Brad Guzan, 6 – The goalkeeper had very little to do on a night which the US dominated. There is still very little between Guzan and Tim Howard ahead of the Copa America.

Edgar Castillo, 4 – Castillo still doesn't look comfortable with the US.

USA 4-0 Guatemala player ratings and match highlights [VIDEO]

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Here are player ratings for the USA' 4-0 win over Guatemala on Tuesday night in Columbus.

USA

Brad Guzan, 6 – The goalkeeper had very little to do on a night which the US dominated. There is still very little between Guzan and Tim Howard ahead of the Copa America.

Edgar Castillo, 4 – Castillo still doesn't look comfortable with the US.

Guatemala vs. USA preview: Klinsmann expects maximum points in important series

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World Cup Qualifying is once again ramping up for the US Men's National Team with a pair of qualifiers against Guatemala. With a successful January Camp in the rearview mirror and the Copa America Centenario looming this summer, it's important for the US to go ahead and lock up a spot in the final round of World Cup Qualifying as early as possible.

Aston Villa

Aston Villa flops won’t be protected from fan backlash

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Relegated Aston Villa's beleaguered players face three more weeks of public humiliation before their nightmare season comes to an end.

But Villa caretaker manager Eric Black has no plans to shield any of his highly-paid but underachieving troops from their fate in the final fixtures.

Aston Villa flops won’t be protected from fan backlash

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Relegated Aston Villa's beleaguered players face three more weeks of public humiliation before their nightmare season comes to an end.

But Villa caretaker manager Eric Black has no plans to shield any of his highly-paid but underachieving troops from their fate in the final fixtures.

The Rest

Missing Men: XI Premier League Summer Transfers You’ve Already Forgotten About

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As the six-monthly turnover of players continues to swell, it's becoming increasingly easy to lose track of the flotsam and jetsom circulating through the Premier League.

To that end, Pies thought we'd provide a handy recapof several summer acquisitions that have made so slight an impact that you've probably already let their transfers slip from your memory.

DEMPSEY HACE OTRO GOL Y ESTADOS UNIDOS GANA SU GRUPO

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●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 .

Around the Forest: A really good dream

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