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Brad Guzan signs with Middlesbrough

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Just when you thought he was out, they pulled him back in. Brad Guzan is back in the Premier League just a few months after suffering relegation with Aston Villa. Newly-promoted club Middlesbrough announced today that they've completed the signing of the United States No. 1 goalkeeper.

Guzan signed a two year deal with the club. While not disclosed, it's expected he joined on a free transfer as Aston Villa were looking to unload his salary from their books and didn't demand a transfer fee.

Boro have already signed former Barcelona legend Victor Valdes earlier this summer, so playing time will be hard to come by for the USMNT veteran.

It will be very interesting to see how this move affects Guzan's standing with the national team. If he's stuck behind Valdes and is limited to cup matches, will it hurt his chances at keeping his USMNT job?

He didn't exactly lock up the spot at the Copa America. With Tim Howard guaranteed playing time in MLS and the younger guys such as Bill Hamid, Ethan Horvath, William Yarbrough, and even possibly Zack Steffen lurking behind, it's a very unstable career move for him.