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Brad Guzan named USMNT's starting goalkeeper for Copa America

The USMNT will be starting a player in the Copa America who got benched for Aston Villa. That should work well.

Mexico v United States: 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Qualifier Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images

Aston Villa will have some representation on the United States team in the Copa America Centenario this summer, as goalkeeper Brad Guzan has been named the squad's starter. He gets the nod ahead of Everton's Tim Howard, and presumably slots in because the US Soccer Federation was unable to convince Hope Solo to cut her hair and play for the men's team.

Guzan, of course, had an absolutely miserable season for Aston Villa, and was replaced in the final few matches by Mark Bunn. It's been about two years since we've seen the American be good in claret and blue, but if there is any solace for fans of the USMNT it comes from the fact that the keeper seems to save his best performances for international football.

The USMNT open play in the Copa America on June 3 and they will face Colombia. That means that there is a very good chance that Guzan's first competitive match in a while will come against Aston Villa teammate Carlos Sánchez.

You can find the rest of Jurgen Klinsmann's roster here. Sadly, former Villa defender Eric Lichaj didn't make the move from the preliminary roster to the final cut.