Aston Villa may be owned by an American, and employ several American players, but it didn't believe in an American coach.
A lack of Premier League experience apparently prompted the club to
pass over Bob Bradley as a candidate for its coaching vacancy and the point became moot when Bradley and U.S. Soccer agreed on a contract extension.
Owner Randy Lerner has American goalkeepers Brad Friedel and Brad Guzan and defender Eric Lichaj on his payroll. As for a manager, well, not many names have emerged.