Chivas USA: Brad Guzan Signs Six-Month Loan Deal from Aston Villa?

Liam BCorrespondent IIJuly 26, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 31: Goalkeeper Bradley Guzan of Aston Villa moves the wall during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on December 31, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
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On Tuesday, July 24, 2012, while on a tour of the U.S. with Aston Villa (and on the same day he played in a friendly match against the Portland Timbers), Brad Guzan supposedly signed a six-month loan deal with Chivas USA. The deal would keep the American keeper with the "goats" through the end of the MLS season. 

Interestingly enough, if this is true, he will now be on the same team as fellow American keeper and one of the top keepers in MLS, Dan Kennedy. It will be interesting to see if there will be an open competition between the two or if one is chosen as starter for the rest of the season. It would be shocking, however, if Guzan were to go on loan just to be a No. 2 behind Kennedy.

Brad would miss the first half of Villa's EPL campaign and is in the middle of a competition for the goalkeeping post with Irish international Shay Given, a race manager Paul Lambert had declared wide open. 

All in all, it will be interesting to see how things work out and if Guzan could even end up with the red and white half of Los Angeles.


Update: Apparently this is all a bunch of baloney and Brad will be starting the new season with Aston Villa if he can obtain a work permit. So Villans can stop worrying.