Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Lichaj on comeback trail
by Paul Kennedy, January 17th, 2012 9:31PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  americans abroad, england

MOST COMMENTED

[AMERICAN ABROAD] Defender Eric Lichaj, who started for the USA at the 2011 Gold Cup, returned to action Tuesday after a five-month layoff following hip surgery. The Chicago product started the first half at right back for Aston Villa's reserves in their 7-1 win over Wolves.

Lichaj, 23, scored his first goal for Villa in his only appearance for current Villa manager Alex McLeish this season, a 2-0 win in the second round of the League Cup on Aug. 23.

He has five league appearances for Villa since moving to England in 2008. He has played 30 games on loan for Lincoln City, Leyton Orient and most recently Leeds United.

Leeds was believed to want to pursue another loan deal for Lichaj as it makes a move to earn promotion to the EPL, but McLeish is believed to want now want to hold on to Lichaj as cover for Scottish right back Alan Hutton, whose recent form has been inconsistent.

Lichaj played at left back for Bob Bradley at the Gold Cup; he has yet to play for new U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
TV Report: Sounders-NYCFC game draws 616,000 viewers    
The Seattle Sounders-New York City FC game averaged 616,000 viewers on ESPN, the most for an ...
What They're Saying: Jim Curtin    
"Jesse was upset with the referees, obviously. Maybe lost his temper a bit, but I've seen ...
Video Pick: Stephen Colbert on Iceland over England    
On the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the host opened his monologue with a recap of ...
What They're Saying: Paris dog owner Lindsey Kent    
"Oliver is happy to mingle with people if they're friendly. But he feels a little scared ...
NASL: More rebuilding by Miami FC -- Kwadwo Poku    
Miami FC, the NASL expansion club that finished last in the Spring Season, continued its spending ...
MLS Countdown: Birnbaum back for long road slog    
A four-game road trip starts Friday for D.C. United and the return of defender Steve Birnbaum ...
MLS Moves: Fire and Gilberto part ways    
The bizarre saga of Gilberto in MLS has come to an end, allowing the Chicago Fire ...
U.S. Open Cup: PC move triggers Strikers' upset win    
The NASL Ft. Lauderdale Strikers, who had never beaten an MLS team going back to their ...
MLS Countdown: Injury bug bites Irwin again, Bono in goal    
Forced out of game against Orlando City last weekend, Toronto FC goalkeeper Clint Irwin will miss ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"I realized quickly I'm not a naturally energetic, outgoing, outspoken kind of person. I have pretty ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives