Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Villa To Return For USA Keeper

Villa To Return For USA Keeper

According to reports today, Martin O'Neill is set to return to American Soccer League team Chivas in the summer to try to resurrect the move for goalkeeper Brad Guzan. The shot stopper was blocked by the Home Office from making a £2m move as he hadn't played for his country enough times.

Martin O'Neill explained: 'We wanted to try and get Brad Guzan in because I believe he has got really good ability. He wanted to come to Aston Villa, which was really encouraging, but his appeal for a work permit was turned down. They do not tell you why, six people sit in on it and take a vote. I am certainly going to have a look at it again in the future. If you are talking about the keepers that America has produced then he is in line with those.'

USA manager Bob Bradley added on Setanta Sports: 'His mentality is really strong. He got thrown into a difficult situation his first year with Chivas. As a young goalkeeper that's hard. I would say not all young goalkeepers would have survived that year. Brad's got a competitive side to him. He's got a real mentality that holds up under pressure.'

Is this move with the No2 spot in mind or has Scott Carson not done enough to impress O'Neill during his loan spell from Liverpool? Has he done enough to impress you?



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday February 5 2008
Time: 5:48PM

Comments

0
sad git mode on: Love that photo. sad git mode off.
The Fear
05/02/2008 17:56:00
0
the epitome of a pathetic villa story in my view
avfc48
05/02/2008 18:01:00
0
I think evryone on this site accepts that Carson is not good enough, just proved that with the positioning of that goal. David James, Petr cech, Van Der Sar, Tim howard...... I cant really mention him in the same way as I do them keepers. Ok he is young but it cost us a point on Sunday, ship out and get someone else in.
krisvilla
05/02/2008 18:04:00
0
We need someone who is going to keep clean sheets and win us points through good keeping and organising his defence and area. Sadly thats definitely not Carson (at least not yet.)
Villan444
05/02/2008 18:20:00
0
I had high hopes for Carson but I'm beginning to wonder. I guess he is still very young. However the bottom line is clean sheets. When was the last time we kept one? I honestly can't remember. That's not acceptable.
Adam Deuce
05/02/2008 19:43:00
0
avfc48 ... you're not having one of your happier days today, me thinks ;-)
Beovilla
05/02/2008 19:48:00
0
2m is well worth a punt on this guy, American keppers always seem very level headed. Carson is not a 10m keeper, Liverpool cant think the same either. Carson is worth taking but for 5m max.
son_of_cher
05/02/2008 19:53:00
0
Right last season we had 11 cleen sheets, which is quite good cos we had a very average record drawing season. This season we have had 7 clean sheets so far which really is not very good and a testament to our free scoring this season that we are in 6. Another one for you statto's 12 games since las tcleen sheet. He's just not any good! what does everyone else think
krisvilla
05/02/2008 20:11:00
0
I like the lad
young_jonah
05/02/2008 22:47:00
0
Always seems too far out to me (although I know nothing about being a keeper), which makes it more difficult (I presume) to stop the long shots. Doesn't seem the most agile keeper around.
Beovilla
05/02/2008 23:05:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Watford Boost Following Germany Disappointment

Aston Villa are offering fans who travelled to Germany for the game with Arminia Bielefeld a free ticket for this weekend's tie against Watford in the inaugural Graham Taylor...

Cissokho Exit Almost Confirmed

Yeni Malatayaspor's sporting director Ali Ravci has confirmed that Aly Cissokho is now extremely close to exiting Aston Villa and arriving at the Turkish club.

Veretout Completes Fiorentina Move

Jordan Veretout yesterday completed his move to Italian Serie A side Fiorentina bringing an end to speculation about his future.

Tamworth To Feature A Stronger Squad?

With the cancellation of Tuesday evening's friendly against Arminia Bielefeld owing to adverse weather, Steve Bruce may now send a few seniors to Friday evening's Tamworth friendly.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Ross McCormack?
Suggested By: JP Fear
I'd rather him sold59%
I'd rather he got back to his best for us40%
Unsure1%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Blog: Hungaroring Preview
Latest Vital Boxing News
Katie Taylor Makes US Debut on Saturday
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear414
2.col8337
3.Pride of Lions261
4.sirdennis257
5.JuanPabloAngel255
6.mike_field206
7.DeanoVilla196
8.1958Villan151
9.HeathfieldRoad1874150
10.Fulford147
Write for Vital Football