Guzan Staying Put, Not Heading To Europe
After reading Christian Miles' (yes, the one from FSC) piece for the New York Times on Brad Guzan's European chances I was feeling all happy for the kid and whatnot; what young player wouldn't benefit from playing for Martin O'Neil in the EPL? Then I flip over to SBI and Ives is saying it's curtains on the Aston Villa deal and dudes chance to rule Britania is gonna have to wait.
Maybe the EPL is just saying "enough is enough" right now in regard to American players…and maybe to keepers in particular. So I start thinking he could still go to Celtic or even Auxerre. But then ESPN says he's going to stay at Chivas USA and continue to rule southern California which I selfishly wouldn't mind seeing.
Just check out the list of guys who have left the league for the discos and fine motorcars of Europe this off-season:
Eddie Johnson (Fulham)
Joseph Ngwenya (SK Austria Karnten)
Clint Mathis (Ergotelis FC)
Nate Jaqua (SC Rheindorf Altach)
Andy Dorman (St. Mirren)
Bryan Arguez (Hertha Berlin)
Pat Noonan (Aalesund FK)
Clarence Goodson (IK Start)
Troy Perkins (Valerenga)
Will John (Randers FC)
Chris Gbandi (Haugesund)
That's a starting XI with a few guys playing out of position. And if Matt Pickens and a couple of others who are currently on trial make the leap it'll be a jailbreak the likes of which have never been seen in this league. So I'm down for Guzanito staying and keeping it quality at here at home and hopefully he is too. It'd be a real shame if he's already done something really Euro like buying a Vespa or something.