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Aston Villa keeper Guzan remains USA no.1 ahead of Everton star Howard

Brad Guzan will retain his spot as the USA national team's number one goalkeeper.


The Aston Villa gloveman has stepped comfortably into the role during Tim Howard's year-long sabbatical but with the Everton star back in two, some doubts emerged over his position.

Ahead of this weekend's friendly with Peru, however, US boss Juergen Klinsmann insists that Guzan will keep the gloves as the team prepares for next month's Confederations Cup play-off with arch rivals Mexico.

"Since we are so [close to] the clash with Mexico we're not making those changes right now," Klinsmann said this week.

"Brad is the No. 1, Tim is the No. 2, because he was gone for more than a year from the team.

"Once we have the Mexico game successfully out of the way, then we can think about splitting time. But now it's really about getting consistency with the players and getting the job done in October."

Andrew Slevison
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