The sport of soccer (football) has a lot of positions, however the most important position is goalie. In the US the Goalie position is stacked from Tim Howard to Bill Hamid there all great. It just so happens that US is one of the most talented countries at the goalie position. If you look at the British Permeier league with in the past 10 years top teams like Manchester United, Fullham, Tottenham, Aston villa, and West Ham have all had American goalkeepers. Just Last week the US soccer thought they had suffered a crushing blow when they learned that Tim Howard would not be playing for them the next two games for the world cup qualifying after suffering an injury, however they knew they had Brad Guzan a man who they knew has won some important games for them.
When one looks at Brad Guzan one always sees him as 2nd best because he usually serves as the backup for the US or for Aston Villa. With in the past year Brad Guzan has become the starting keeper for Aston Villa and has played quite well as of late. Ever since he was drafted 2nd overall out of South Carolina for Chivas USA he has learned from the best keepers in the US and Europe. Some of these keepers were Brad Friedel, Tim Howard, and Shay Given. If you ask reporters about the situation they think the US will be fine and fan should stop asking for Friedel to come out of national team retirement. Although there are some past national team players who believe Brad Friedel should be called up because Guzan plays for a bottom feeder in the British Permier league in Aston villa, a team who has let up the most goals. Despite that stat Brad Guzan sill has a higher saving percentage then Tim Howard, and his team sit in 7th place.
Overall Brad Guzan has performed pretty well for US, with his record sitting at 3-0. Althoughthe one fact that sticks out that he has never started for Jurgen, which has led to some people to say call Friedel to start against Costa Rica. I believe that this should not be done because if that happens it would be a huge confidence blow for Guzan and that we don’t want because if Howard gets injured in the world cup he’s the man to rely on not Friedel.