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Bradley Edwin Guzan | Goalkeeper

Team: Aston Villa
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/9/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 209

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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.
It's looking grim for Aston Villa. Home matches against clubs like Stoke City, no better than mid-table themselves, should provide the opportunity to pick up at least one if not all three points. Instead, Villa were dominated even if the final score wasn't unsightly per se. Neither the defense nor the attack are particularly good and even more troubling is that they can't seem to get things together in the same week. Oct 3 - 12:58 PM

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Aston Villa's Starting XI vs Manchester United: Guzan; Bacuna, Richards, Clark, Amavi; Veretout, Gueye, Westwood; Ayew, Agbonlahor, Sinclair.

Aug 14 - 1:53 PM

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).

After failing to reach the finals of this tournament for the first time in six attempts, the United States added another unwanted stat to this summer's nightmare by losing consecutive Gold Cup matches for the first time. They once again dominated the stat sheet as they did against Jamaica, and Brad Guzan bounced back in a big way, playing error-free and coming up with a couple of quality stops, but it wasn't meant to be. Now, after players speaking out about how poorly CONCACAF have managed the tournament, questions are being raised about the future of Jurgen Klinsmann. About the only memorable sight from today, outside of Clint Dempsey's goal, set up by DeAndre Yedlin, was the final appearance by DaMarcus Beasley with the Stars and Stripes.
Source: NBC Sports
Jul 25 - 7:39 PM

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.

Perhaps things were too easy for the US a couple of nights ago when they simply cruised past Cuba, but they were a gear behind Jamaica from the jump and Brad Guzan looks to be the culprit of both of the goals conceded in the first half. The second of which was inexcusable as Guzan left the area with the ball in hand, setting up the free kick which the Reggae Boyz converted with aplomb. Down two at the break, Jurgen Klinsmann must have had quite the locker room speech as it was a different looking US side in the second half. Michael Bradley cut the deficit to one in the 48th minute and the onslaught continued the rest of the way, but the US simply couldnt covert any of their many chances. Its a tough pill for the US to swallow and it draws more criticism of Guzan's play in recent months, as Aston Villa set to open their season with him as their only experienced keeper option.
Source: NBC Sports
Jul 22 - 8:24 PM

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 a solid but perhaps not spectacular trip through the group stage, the United States kicked it up another gear against a Cuban side that was well overmatched, most noticeable their keeper, whose play can be argued to be responsible for at least a couple of the goals. Dempsey started things with a header from a Timothy Chandler cross. Goals would follow from Gyasi Zardes and Aaron Johansson before Omar Gonzalez made it 4-0 just before half. Dempsey would grab his second goal by converting a penalty then score his tourney leading sixth goal in the 78th minute. Brad Guzan kept a relatively easy clean sheet. They await the winner of Haiti v Jamaica to learn of their semi-final opponent.
Source: Guardian
Jul 18 - 7:25 PM

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.

The Birmingham Mail are reporting that Aston Villa, who lost Shay Given to Stoke City last week, have abandoned their search for a new starting goalkeeper and will restore Guzan to that role for the 2015-16 season. Villa were bad all over the park last season so it's hard to know how much to pin on Guzan vs. how much to pin on issues in defense and in management for their poor form. Whether through lack of viable alternatives or reconsideration of fault, Villa appear to be keeping faith with US international Guzan. Guzan and his US teammates will face Panama in their final group stage match at the CONCACAF Goal Cup tonight having already secured top spot in the group.
Jul 13 - 2:54 PM

Brad Guzan has been named the starting goalkeeper for the US Men's National Team for their upcoming Gold Cup.

Guzan lost his job at Aston Villa late in the season to 39-year-old Shay Given, putting his future with USMNT in a slight doubt. It now sounds that he is still the number one goalkeeper during Tim Howard's one year leave, but his leash will probably be shorter should he not perform up to par. Guzan's dip in form this season is concerning for Villa fans and they may have to look for a new goalkeeper this summer if Guzan doesn't regain his old form.
Source: MLS Soccer
Jun 2 - 10:52 AM

A number of mistakes ended up costing Aston Villa points at the Etihad as they lost 3-2 to Manchester City.

Aston Villa started the match extremely poorly after Brad Guzan gifted Sergio Aguero an open net when trying to connect a pass across the back. It was possibly Aguero's easiest goal of his career and it was the start Manchester City needed. Villa were able to fight back and eventually tie the match 2-2, but a late Fernandinho goal gave City a much needed three points. Aston Villa will surely be disappointed as they must feel they deserve more than zero points from this match. They are now just two points above the relegation zone and are still strongly involved in the relegation race.
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 25 - 3:23 PM

Brad Guzan earned his 100th appearance today when Aston Villa faced Swansea.

He becomes the 10th American to get 100 Premier League matches under his belt. Brad Friedel leads all Americans with 450. Guzan made a crucial error in the match when he failed to challenge Gylfi Sigurdsson's free-kick for the only goal of the match. Despite the error, Guzan remains Villa's number one option between the posts. He is also challenging Tim Howard for Team USA's starting goalkeeper spot for upcoming competitions.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 12:28:00 PM

American goalkeeper Brad Guzan was exceptional this weekend in Aston Villa's 1-1 draw against Manchester United.

Guzan saved an incredible eight shots, including two late in the game after Villa were down to 10 men. The performance is yet another one that supports the view of those who think Guzan should replace Tim Howard at the next World Cup. The American will be 33 years old at that time and will have a solid chance of winning the job.
Source: Sky Sports
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:04:00 PM

American goalkeeper Brad Guzan had a fantastic game against Crystal Palace in midweek.

The USMNT goalkeeper kept a clean sheet to give Aston Villa a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace in midweek but probably shouldn't be considered too frequently in fantasy games. He is a fantastic goalkeeper but his defense's inability to keep opponents out is hurting his fantasy value. Use him with confidence against a very poor Leicester side this weekend but look to sell afterwards.
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 09:23:00 PM

Brad Guzan kept a clean sheet on way to a 0-0 draw against Southampton.

The point was extremely important to Aston Villa as they are trying to stay out of the relegation battle. They are now in 15 place with 35 points, 5 ahead of Cardiff and Fulham. The match was quite uneventful as both teams struggled to create chances and fantasy managers who invested in defense in this match came out satisfied. Marc Albrighton was the only positive in the VIlla attack and he is bound to feature again next week. Include him in your fantasy squad if you're feeling adventurous.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 12:02:00 PM

Brad Guzan and his Aston Villa teammates failed to hold no to a nil-nil scoreline in stoppage time and fell 1-0 to Newcastle on Sunday.

The American goalkeeper faced 23 shots (5 on target) and lost the possession battle 45% to 55% but had a chance to earn an away point into stoppage time but they couldn't do enough. Guzan dodged a bullet when Loic Remy hit the post as the 90 minutes came to an end but a blocked Luuk de Jong shot fell to the French forward and cut inside the box and slotted it home for the very late winner for Newcastle. With Villa only 4 points above the relegation zone and the bottom of the table packed tight every point matters and this will certainly be viewed as an opportunity lost.
Sun, Feb 23, 2014 11:27:00 AM

Brad Guzan is in the best form of his career and looks to become a big part of the United States Men's National Team.

Guzan has been patient throughout his career and patience is the key for the US international once again. It took time for Guzan to make it to the MLS and then to the Premier League and now he is waiting for his chance of regular first team international football. He did well coming in for injured Tim Howard in March, but Guzan is still number two on the US depth chart. With Howard's career coming to an end in the somewhat near future(he is 34 years old), Guzan's patience will likely be rewarded with US goalkeeper duties.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 08:22:00 PM

Brad Guzan has been left off the United States' roster this international break with what is being reported as an injury. However, the nature and extent of that injury is a mystery.

Aston Villa will be hoping that there isn't anything to this story. Guzan has been a rock at the back for them for a while now, and that play is finally starting to translate into clean sheets. Sadly, the team can't seem to score goals while keeping them out at the same time.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 05:05:00 PM