UK time is: 18:27:05
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Aston Villa Secure American Defender's Future

Good News! Up and coming defender Eric Lichaj has signed a new 3 year deal with the club.

Lichaj, 21, failed to feature for the USA U-21 squad and the former North Carolina Tar Heels defender is determined to make up for missed opportunities and break into Bob Bradley`s full squad, assuming Bob Bradley doesn`t leave to become Aston Villa!

Eric has impressed during this season`s pre-season games, building on an indifferent spell at right back during last seasons Peace Cup tournament. Had O`Neill been at the club, he`d have been boosted by the fact that Lichaj is equally comfortable at left back!

The American D-man spoke to the official website:

"I`m delighted to be staying at a great club. I now have a better opportunity to get into the first team."

"Hopefully I can help the team to get better than sixth, where they have finished in the past couple of years. But we'll just have to wait and see.

"Hopefully when I start playing here I can get into the USA team. That would be nice."


Lichaj then went on to talk about the differences between the US and English games, and his hope for a long-term future at Villa Park:

"When I first came, I found the pace of the way the English players play was a bit different to in the USA.

But I have adapted to that now and will hopefully forge a career here for as long as possible."




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Murph Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 11 2010

Time: 2:27PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
This is probably the best news of the week
__villa__
Report Abuse
11/08/2010 14:29:00

great news, seems like we got the league title in our pockets this year
inspector clouseau
Report Abuse
11/08/2010 14:42:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Something For The Weekend (480) (Friday January 30 2015)

Drennan Departs Aston Villa (Friday January 30 2015)

Grealish, Alli, Arsenal & Chelsea (Friday January 30 2015)

Sinclair Signs Season Long Loan Deal (Friday January 30 2015)

Sinclair, Demba Ba & Others (Thursday January 29 2015)

An Interview With Carles Gil (Thursday January 29 2015)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. The Fear 1118
2. ClivetheVillan 774
3. Pride of Lions 716
4. Freeman14 693
5. Villan57 440
6. thefacehead 345
7. sirdennis 337
8. kefkat 326
9. CDX_EIRE 295
10. DeanoVilla 263

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Everton 22 5 8 9 -4 23
13. Crystal Palace 22 5 8 9 -8 23
14. WBA 22 5 7 10 -9 22
15. Aston Villa 22 5 7 10 -14 22
16. Sunderland 22 3 11 8 -14 20
17. Burnley 22 4 8 10 -15 20
18. Hull City 22 4 7 11 -10 19

Breaking League News

City (h) - Stat Attack
Chelsea : 30/01/2015 18:18:00
Something For The Weekend (480)
Aston Villa : 30/01/2015 18:07:00
Anderson Set to Finally Leave
Man Utd : 30/01/2015 17:48:00
Drennan Departs Aston Villa
Aston Villa : 30/01/2015 17:47:00
Fletcher Deal Moves Closer by the Hour
West Ham : 30/01/2015 17:42:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Vital Villa January Player Of The Month
Suggested By:  JP Fear
Guzan 8%
Clark 11%
Baker 0%
Okore 50%
Cissokho 1%
Hutton 4%
Sanchez 14%
Westwood 0%
Gil 10%
Delph 1%
Cleverley 1%
Benteke 0%
Weimann 0%
Gabby 0%