One of the biggest culprits in this past season has been Brad Guzan.
A goalkeeper so bereft of confidence that a prescription seems to be in order. A gentleman so insensitive to the plight of his team-mates and football club that he decided to repay his demotion to the bench with sour grapes.
A goalkeeper, who thankfully may soon be venturing back home.
Brad has all the makings of a good 'keeper and that shows when he plays for the United States, however, his lack of effort or desire to improve has helped Aston Villa slide into the Football League Championship.
Despite reports that Premier League clubs are circling Guzan, it'd be an absolute idiotic move for a goalkeeper with clear character issues who seems past his prime. Brad Guzan needs to prove he can be the player that he was for Villa under Paul Lambert and that proving ground is not the Premier League.
Guzan would be expected to pick up a wage similar to Tim Howard in MLS, which is far too much for a player of Guzan's standard, however, his ability should be enough to cement a spot in a lower-end MLS team. If Simon Dawkins can pick up a designated player wage, Guzan could.
This all being said, and as much as I'd like to see Brad go, he owes Villa fans for his performances and if a team comes in for him, any team, he should take the opportunity and leave. Guzan should thank his lucky stars that someone wants him.