1. Brad Guzan was born in Homer Glen, Illinois, in 1984.

2. Part of the Generation Adidas venture, encouraging early entry (without graduation) of players into Major League Soccer, All-American Guzan was the second pick of the 2005 MLS SuperDraft and joined the now-defunct Chivas USA.

3. Guzan was named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year in 2007, as Chivas topped the Western Conference.

4. When Guzan moved to Aston Villa in 2008 he wasn't the only American keeper called Brad on the books - the club had signed veteran Brad Friedel a week earlier. 

5. Friedel was sent off midway through a 5-0 defeat to Liverpool in 2009, which led to Guzan being brought on for his Villa league debut. Thus, Guzan joined an illustrious list of US keepers to play in the Premier League, including Friedel, Kasey Keller, Tim Howard and Marcus Hahnemann.

6. Guzan would have to wait until 2011 to play for the Villans again in the Premier League, spending time on loan at Hull City in the intermittent period. Guzan did leave Villa for a brief period at the end of his contract in June 2011, but he was convinced to return by then-manager Paul Lambert.   

7. Guzan once saved four penalties in one match, one in normal time and three more in a penalty shoot-out win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in the last 16 of the League Cup.

8. He received a runners-up medal for the League Cup that season (2010), as well as the FA Cup in 2015, although he was an unused substitute for both finals.

9. The American stopper was voted as Aston Villa's Player of the Year by both his teammates and supporters as Aston Villa narrowly avoided relegation in 2012-13.

10. A USA international with 50 caps to his name, Guzan has been named in two World Cup squads and featured at the 2008 Olympics. He won the Golden Glove award at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup as the US, co-hosts of the competition, finished in fourth place.