Brad Guzan - Middlesbrough - preseason 2016-17
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Report: US national team GK Brad Guzan to join Atlanta United in 2017

Atlanta United are in the thick of their roster-building process for their inaugural season in MLS, and on Friday another prominent player was linked to the team.

According to ESPN's Taylor Twellman, the 2017 MLS expansion team has made a move for US national team goalkeeper Brad Guzan:

Guzan, 32, moved to English Premier League side Middlesbrough in the summer from the relegated Aston Villa, but has primarily served as the backup to former Barcelona 'keeper Victor Valdes.

Guzan began his professional career in MLS with Chivas USA in 2005, playing in 79 MLS regular season and two MLS Cup Playoff games over the course of four seasons, and winning the 2007 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award. He transferred to Aston Villa in July 2008. He's also split time with Tim Howard as the USMNT's No. 1 goalkeeper in recent years.

Atlanta United were previously linked this month to Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson. It is unclear if Guzan joins Atlanta if the club would still pursue Johnson, too.