HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on January 26, 2017. Joined team in July.
Guzan is one of the top goalkeepers in MLS. He joined Atlanta United in the middle of the 2017 season after nine years in the English Premier League and has been an integral part of the US national team for the better part of a decade, including starting many World Cup qualifiers.
INTERNATIONAL: Guzan has been capped by the United States Men’s National Team 53 times, making his debut Feb. 19, 2006 in a friendly against Guatemala. He has been a part of the USMNT squad for the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, 2007 and 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cups, as well as the 2007 Copa America and 2016 Copa America Centenario, where he was the starting keeper. In the Copa America Centenario, Guzan helped lead the USMNT to the semifinals where they lost to the eventual runners-up Argentina. During their run, he guided the team to wins over Costa Rica (June 7), Paraguay (June 11) and Ecuador (June 16) in the quarterfinals. In World Cup Qualifying for World Cup Brazil 2014, Guzan filled in for an injured Tim Howard during the Hexagonal stage of qualification for two matches. He posted back-to-back shutouts against Costa Rica, 1-0 (March 23), and Mexico, 0-0 (March 27). Guzan was also the starting keeper for the United States U-21 team in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
OUTSIDE MLS: He spent nine years in the English Premier League, most recently playing for Middlesbrough before spending the previous eight seasons with Aston Villa. Guzan began his career in MLS with Chivas USA where he played four seasons from 2005-2008, making 78 starts and leading them to the playoffs three times. In 2008 he transferred to Aston Villa, tallying 144 appearances in the top-flight of English football. Guzan made 171 appearances across all competitions during his time with the Villans.
COLLEGE: Guzan played two seasons in college with the University of South Carolina where he started 38 games over his freshman and sophomore seasons. He recorded 13 clean sheets and made 173 saves during his time with the Gamecocks while making it to the NCAA Tournament in 2004.
NOTES: No. 2 pick in 2005 SuperDraft...2007 MLS Best XI selection.