Brad Guzan

United States Men's National Team

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 (

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.

Klinsmann not promising Howard, Guzan spot in goal for USMNT

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For the past several years, the U.S. Men's National Team's goalkeeping position has been a battle between Tim Howard and Brad Guzan.

Howard was given the majority of nods to start, and Guzan served as the capable backup. Yet, the tide appears to be changing, as the two goalkeepers have struggled for minutes in recent months and are not getting any younger.

Howard or Guzan to start against Guatemala despite recent club struggles

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Both Tim Howard and Brad Guzan have experienced recent rough patches on the club level. However, U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann insists that the duo will remain his go-to goalkeepers going forward.

Howard was recently relegated to the role of backup goalkeeperby Everton manager Roberto Martinez, who has opted to go with Joel Robles for the time being.

Philadelphia Union

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.

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.

2016’s 10 most intriguing names in US soccer

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There are notable figures you may hear more about in 2016, but will they provide us with sufficient stacks of intrigue? In other words, are they supplying plot? Are there impending twists in their tale?

We've picked out our 10 most intriguing men and women in US Soccer this year. (We left Jurgen Klinsmann off the list because the national team manager is intriguing by default; nothing new about 2016.

2016’s 10 most intriguing names in US soccer

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There are notable figures you may hear more about in 2016, but will they provide us with sufficient stacks of intrigue? In other words, are they supplying plot? Are there impending twists in their tale?

We've picked out our 10 most intriguing men and women in US Soccer this year. (We left Jurgen Klinsmann off the list because the national team manager is intriguing by default; nothing new about 2016.

Americans Abroad

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.

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.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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The race for the U.S. Men's National Team's starting goalkeeper position in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers seemed to be neck and neck as recently as a week ago, but Brad Guzan may have just pushed ahead of Tim Howard.

Guzan was given a second consecutive start at Aston Villa on Saturday, when the club was handed a humbling 4-0 defeat by Manchester City.

Guzan back in goal for Aston Villa FA Cup win

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Brad Guzan made his return for Aston Villa, getting the shutout as the team advanced to the Fourth Round of the 2015-16 FA Cup. Read More

English Premier League

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.

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.

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.

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.

Aston Villa 1 – Crystal Palace 0

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Aston Villa picked up three Premier League points without Brad Guzan in goal and Danny Williams scored for Reading in the Championship. Read More

Americans Abroad: Tuesday Rewind

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It's only a Tuesday, but a good amount of Americans Abroad turned in some admirable shifts.

Most of the action took place in England, but not in the English Premier League. Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan was benched, but many more Americans stepped up their games in the Championship.

Midfielder Duane Holmes, 21, scored his first league goal for Huddersfield Town, while Reading midfielder Danny Williams also found the back of the net on Tuesday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

DeAndre Yedlin

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 .

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.

Some Soccer News for Jan 29, 2016

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It's Day 29 of 2016.


Ranking the Top 25 USA players right now. By Doug McIntyre of ESPNFC.
-I think this is a pretty strong list but of course being me I have four issues: 1. Brad Guzan has fallen off a cliff and is still at #9. 2. Same goes for DeAndre Yedlin and is at #12.

Major League Soccer

Around the Forest: A really good dream

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Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 5/23/16.

From the Wide World of Soccer:

Fifteen-year-old Alan Gaytan, from Troutdale, Oregon, wins Sueno MLS and will join the Portland Academy. [MLS]

Your weekly score rundown from The Guardian features making fun of Frank Lampard, an olden English tradition.

Some Soccer News for Jan 20, 2016

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It's Day 20 of 2016.


Aston Villa still appears to have plans for Brad Guzan - he started the FA Cup game on Tuesday and they won 2-0 v Wycombe. They move on to the Round of 32 v Man City on Jan 30.

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Yesterday was media day for MLS and journalists talked to 20 of the top players from all the teams in a Los Angeles hotel.

Tim Howard

Sapong, Fabinho, and Rosenberry Best XI honors, power rankings climb, more

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Sapong, Fabinho, and Rosenberry on Best XIs for Week 3. Union power rankings climb. More from Sunday's win. More news.

Andre Blake nominated for CONCACAF Goalkeeper of the Year

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It's his second consecutive nomination.

Philadelphia Union and Jamaica goalkeeper Andre Blake is among the nominees for CONCACAF Male Goalkeeper of the Year, the confederation announced today. This is his second consecutive nomination, as he was shortlisted in 2014 as well.

Fellow MLS goalkeepers Bill Hamid (DCU) and Evan Bush (MTL) are also up for the award, with Brad Guzan, Dwayne Miller (JAM), Esteban Alvarado (CRC), Guillermo Ochoa (MEX), Jaime Penedo (PAN), and Moisés Muñoz (MEX) rounding out the list.