Date of Birth: 09/09/1984
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 210 lbs
Pro Team: Aston Villa
College Experience: South Carolina
Considered a surprise pick by Chivas USA, and second overall at the 2005 Super Draft, Guzan quickly showed he might be the next great American goalkeeper. As his team gave him plenty to do in its first season, the towering, vocal keeper's game continued to improve, and in 2007 both he and his team-mates enjoyed a breakout season in MLS. He won his first US cap in 2006, followed by a second the following year at the Copa America.
In 2007 he was voted Major League Soccer Goalkeeper of the Year. By 2008, Guzan was a transfer target for several European clubs. Midway through the '08 MLS season, he joined Aston Villa. With Villa, he is the backup for former US National Team stalwart Brad Friedel.
National Team Highlights
2012: Subbed on in the second-half against Scotland on May 26th.
2010: Played in the Sendoff Series game against the Czech Republic. Was named to the 2010 World Cup squad. Played the second-half in the 2-0 loss to Brazil on August 10th. Started against South Africa on Nov 17th as captain.
2009: Replaced the suspended Tim Howard in goal for the March 28th World Cup Qualifier against El Salvador. Took over in net for the final group stage game in the Confederations Cup that saw the US advance with a 3-0 win over Egypt.
2008: Called in to January training camp, then pulled off several fine saves in 2-0 friendly win over Sweden in Carson, CA.
2007: Named to the Gold Cup squad and the Copa America squad. Started the July 5 Copa America Group C game, a 1-0 loss to Colombia. Played second half of 1-0 October exhibition win in Switzerland.
2006: Made his debut against Guatemala in a 4-0 win on February 19th.
2010-11: Under new manager Gerard Houllier used as a backup at Aston Villa. Loaned to Hull City in January, 2011.
2009-10: Backing up Brad Friedel in the Premier League and starting regularly in the Europa League and domestic cup competitions. Had a strong showing against Sunderland in the League Cup on Oct 27th, stopping a penalty in regulation and then stopping three more as Villa advanced on penalties.
2008-09: Left MLS for Aston Villa midway through the season. The regular starter for Villa's UEFA Cup campaign.
2007: Posted a 0.93 goals against average in 27 games, including an impressive 13 shutouts, as Chivas USA won the Western Conference. MLS Goalkeeper of the Year.
2006: In goal for 15 games overall as Chivas made the playoffs, but injury kept him out the side for around half the season.
2005: Left college early to sign with Major League Soccer, drafted by Chivas USA. Becomes the surprise starter making 23 starts in his and team's disappointing rookie season, posting a GAA of 1.99.
2004: Member of Chicago Fire reserves where he was named PDL All-League.