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Brad Guzan likely on move, possibly back to MLS

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Brad Guzan just endured a pretty rough year, proving helpless when it came to keeping Aston Villa from relegation. Rather than stick it out with Aston Villa in the the Championship, it sounds like he will be looking to move and that includes the possibility of returning to MLS.

At least that's what Grant Wahl said during the broadcast of the United States-Puerto Rico match on Fox Sports 1.

Although Wahl did not name any specific teams that are interested in Guzan, color commentator Eric Wynalda immediately speculated that the Chicago Fire might be interested. Guzan is from the Chicago area, the Fire have been undergoing a thorough rebuilding under GM Nelson Rodriguez and current starting goalkeeper Sean Johnson is hardly untouchable.

As easy as those dots may be to connect in theory, the reality is probably a bit more complicated. Not only would Guzan demand a salary at least on par with Tim Howard -- who most outside of the Colorado Rapids front office seem to agree is going to be massively overpaid by MLS standards -- but it's also probably a stretch that he'd turn down an opportunity to remain in the Premier League. Given that, MLS is almost certainly more of a fallback option than anything like a first choice.