It's official now. Brad Guzan can continue his quest abroad as his work permit was approved on Friday.
That was the lone stumbling block that prevented his move from MLS to England in January, a move that cost the league millions of dollars. But after Guzan played in numerous U.S. matches this year, including both World Cup qualifiers, there seemed to be no way he would be denied. And he wasn't.
Of course, with Brad Friedel around, just how much playing time Guzan receives in league play remains to be seen. He might get the occasional cup game, though sometimes those games come around more than just occasionally.
We'll keep tabs on Guzan, the boy who became a man right before our eyes, right here and hopefully he will be Villa's number one keeper no matter what.