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Guzan & Chivas USA Coach And CEO Talk

American sports site oursportcentral Click Here have an article, as pointed out to me by villaparc, on Brad Guzan.

Following the news yesterday that the 23-year-old has been granted a work permit and will be able to complete his transfer to Villa, Guzan said:

'For the past three and-a-half years, it has been my privilege to represent Chivas USA and its passionate fanbase. As I begin this new phase of my career, I will continue to draw upon the lessons learned from my Chivas USA teammates and coaches, as well as the support I received from the organization and its fans. As my very first professional club, Chivas USA will always have a special place in my heart.'

They also quote Chivas USA president and CEO Shawn Hunter:

'Brad was the first goalkeeper to defend the colors of Chivas USA in Major League Soccer. This organization has seen him grow from a 20-year-old rookie to a U.S. Olympian, the reigning MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and now a member of one of England's great clubs. We trust that Villa supporters will soon see what Chivas USA fans have known for some time: that this is a very special
young man with the potential of becoming one of the great goalkeepers in the international game.'

Their head coach Preki added, 'It is an honor for Chivas USA to see its one of its players transfer to one of England's storied clubs. Although Brad will be missed, we very are happy for him and wish him luck with the challenges ahead.'

Guzan is currently in Hong Kong with the USA team preparing for the Olympics.




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday August 2 2008

Time: 10:30AM

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Brings a tear to my eye when we are described as "one of Englands storied clubs" God I love Villa !!!
Bearvill
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02/08/2008 10:46:00

Great to read isn't it!
The Fear
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02/08/2008 11:05:00

World wide fame.........great!
bellywipes
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02/08/2008 11:32:00

Great reading!!!
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
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02/08/2008 12:41:00

I know yanks always look older than they actually are but this guys got the thinning hair and everything. He'll even look like Friedel by the time he gets between the sticks for us :)
Mayo_12
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02/08/2008 12:53:00

As I've said before where ever I've been in the world they know the name of Aston Villa FC they might not know it a club from Birmingham but they have heard of us !
Villan57
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02/08/2008 14:17:00

Just got back from HK Stadium and saw a certain Mr Guzan in the flesh, playing for USA USA USA in the ING Cup (a warm up for the olympics). He played the first half and only had two real saves to make. The first one was a bit of a fumble as he went to tuck the ball into his chest but he he did block the follow up quite impressively! The other, he pushed a bullet header onto the bar! Oh, Cameroon had a penalty and he got a hand to it but couldn't quite push it around the post! Kicking and general handling was pretty solid as was his presence in the box! Looks like a promising signing.
Rawlie
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02/08/2008 16:04:00

Very true Mayo_12. Is he Friedels love child perhaps!!!!!!!!
bellywipes
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02/08/2008 16:28:00

Now a member of one of England's great clubs ...makes you proud..!
B6_COMPANY
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02/08/2008 18:13:00

Some good players coming from united states and at only 23 he could be a real young talent.
G4SH34D
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02/08/2008 19:42:00

What ever is a storied clubs, who ever said "Two great nations divided by a common language" was absolutely spot on, Welcome to the EPL Scoccer thingy Brad.
col8
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03/08/2008 05:46:00

"storied" Celebrated or famous in history or story, sounds about right
steff_the_villan
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03/08/2008 17:04:00

Didn't know Preki was their head coach. Highly talented US international in his day. Might be worth signing up if he can still kick a ball in again. He certainly possessed the creativity that we lack.
glensider
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04/08/2008 18:25:00

As for Guzan, good luck to him. Lot to learn and improve upon. A gamble, but hope it pays off.
glensider
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04/08/2008 18:26:00

 

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