Aston Villa Signs Goalkeeper Brad Guzan to Four-Year Contract

Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan signed a four-year contract through the end of the 2016-17 season, the Premier League soccer club said on its website.

Guzan, 28, replaced Shay Given as Villa’s starter last season. He appeared in 36 games and was named player of the year by both his teammates and fans.

“It’s always nice when you’re wanted by a club,” the U.S. international said. “I’ve had some good years here at Aston Villa and to be able to commit my future just puts a smile on my face.”

Guzan has played 44 games since joining Villa in 2008 from Major League Soccer’s Chivas USA. He spent the 2010-11 season on loan at Hull City.

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