Kickin' It: Is USMNT Howard worried about losing his spot to Guzan? WCQ schedule for Tuesday Sept. 10

Scott Heavey

Your football news and notes for Tuesday, September 10, 2013.

Really not a lot going on in the world of football today, but we're not going to leave you without some good links to start your day.

Tim Howard is unfazed by competition from Brad Guzan | Sports Illustrated

I'll do my best not to link you to Grant Wahl all that often, but I thought his interview with Tim Howard was an interesting look at how the Everton keeper is dealing with the pressure from Brad Guzan for the USMNT starting spot.

A look at Villans in Qualifying Play today | 7500 to Holte

Speaking of the USMNT, here's our preview of Villans partaking in qualifying during the international break. And for your quick reference, here's a schedule of today's action that features Aston Villa players (all kickoff times listed in GMT/US Eastern)

Jores Okore: Denmark at Armenia (1700/1200)
Aleksandar Tonev: Bulgaria at Malta (1700/1200)
Ron Vlaar: Netherlands at Andorra (1930/1430)
Ciaran Clark: Republic of Ireland at Austria (1945/1445)
Libor Kozak: Czech Republic at Italy (1945/1445)
Andi Weimann: Austria vs. Republic of Ireland (1945/1445)
Brad Guzan: United States vs. Mexico (0100 [Wednesday morning]/2000) (On ESPN)

Who's in charge of the money? | Daily Mail

This isn't ground-breaking, but I thought it was an interesting look at who makes the final decisions about player transfers around the league.

Fabian Delph re-creating himself | Five in Midfield

This is a great look at what is making Fabian Delph's season so successful, and how he is re-creating himself as the player Aston Villa thought they were getting when they signed him in 2009.

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