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The latest U.S. keeper to move to Europe, Guzan apprenticed behind Brad Friedel at Aston Villa last season. The apparent No. 2 behind Tim Howard, he has performed well for the U.S. when called upon, especially during last year's 3--0 takedown of African champ Egypt.
An explosive shot stopper, Howard has significantly improved his handling of crosses and corners—a onetime weakness—over his seven seasons with Manchester United and Everton in the Premier League. The New Jersey native and former MetroStar is an active spokesman for Tourette's syndrome awareness. He's one of the most prominent athletes in the world to be afflicted with the neurological disorder.