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Guzan loses in Hull City debut
by Paul Kennedy, December 31st, 2010 5:02PM
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[AMERICANS ABROAD] GoalieBrad Guzan lost in his debut with League Championship Hull City as the Tigers fell to visiting Leicester City, 1-0, on Saturday.

Guzan is considered the heir apparent to Tim Howardas the starting U.S. national team goalkeeper, but he has played all of 27 minutes in the English Premier League since joining Aston Villa from Chivas USA in 2008 and has been loaned to Hull City for a month.

Guzan's only EPL appearance came as a 64th-minute substitute against Liverpool in March 2009 when fellow American Brad Friedelwas sent off.

Villa has yet to renew the 39-year-old Friedel's contract, indicating that it will look to make a change in goal next season.

Several names have been popped up as possible replacements: Rangers keeper Allan McGregorand Borussia Dortmund's Roman Weidenfeller. But Guzan's name is not often mentioned.

"We are looking at several goalkeepers -- and we've told Brad," said Villa manager Gerard Houllier of Friedel recently. "We're looking for a keeper for the future. If Brad is fine in February, then we will keep him. We've told him that, if he feels OK. 'I've spoken to him and said, 'Obviously, you're 39, so I need to look to the future but I'm perfectly happy with you.' And if he feels fine, why not? We'll ask him in February. If he feels all right, we'll keep him. If he stays, he'll stay as the first-team keeper."

Hull was relegated from the EPL last season and sits in a four-way tie for 11th place in the League Championship.

In addition to Guzan, the Tigers have acquired Aaron McLean from Peterborough United and Matty Fryattfrom Leicester City.



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  1. Robert Kiernan
    commented on: December 31, 2010 at 8:47 p.m.
    Well Guzan seems only ever to play in Cup matches and his lack of regular action has hurt his chances, but that is what happens when you are a goalkeeper and not getting the first team action because you are playing behind a very strong keeper in Friedel. This clearly is a good thing for Guzan because he has shown that he can be a top class keeper, but unlike a field player, a keeper simply is put in a sink or swim situation and that is just the nature of the job. I hope he does well at Hull... for his sake and for the long term sake of the NATS as well. (ICE)
  1. Paolo Jacobs
    commented on: January 1, 2011 at 8:41 p.m.
    I"m not sold on Guzan as the future GK of our national team.... He doesn't seem on a level as a Keller, Friedel, or Howard... He's only left footed too,, but given time, he can improve... I think we'll have other up and commers to challenge,,, but Howard will be there a long time if healthy:)

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