Middlesbrough are in talks to acquire American goalkeeper Brad Guzan.
Brad Guzan, recently restored to the starting role, failed to punch to safety and saw the deflection go past him for the only goal.
Nothing seems to be going right for Aston Villa after the club's latest humiliating loss, a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City's second-half scoring.
Aston Villa's Brad Guzan was embarrassed in the team's 4-0 FA cup loss against Manchester City.
It wasn't pretty for Brad Guzan and Aston Villa but they scratched and clawed their way to a clean sheet against the current league leaders at Villa Park in Week 12.
Brad Guzan made a strong save from a Charlie Adam long range chip but it wasn't enough as Stoke City came to Villa Park and were clearly the better team and converted that to a 1-0 away win.
Aston Villa's Starting XI vs Manchester United: Guzan; Bacuna, Richards, Clark, Amavi; Veretout, Gueye, Westwood; Ayew, Agbonlahor, Sinclair.
Both on and off the pitch, this summer's Gold Cup was mired in criticism and it ended in forgettable fashion as the United States lost the 3rd place consolation match to Panama, 1-1 (2-3 penalties).
The United States failed to defend their Gold Cup title and were left out of the final for the first time in six tournaments as Jamaica shocked them with a 1-2 win in Atlanta.
The United States punched their ticket to a Gold Cup semi-final appearance by mauling Cuba 6-0, with a Clint Dempsey hat trick leading the way.
After losing his starting spot to Shay Given at the end of last season, Brad Guzan appears to head the queue to start for Villa again this season.
Brad Guzan has been named the starting goalkeeper for the US Men's National Team for their upcoming Gold Cup.
A number of mistakes ended up costing Aston Villa points at the Etihad as they lost 3-2 to Manchester City.
Brad Guzan earned his 100th appearance today when Aston Villa faced Swansea.