July 16, 2012
Aston Villa announces tour roster
CHESTER, Pa. – Aston Villa FC has announced their traveling roster for Wednesday’s friendly against Philadelphia Union on July 18 at PPL Park, which includes forward Darren Bent and U.S. internationals Brad Guzan and Eric Lichaj. Kickoff for Wednesday’s match is slated for 7:30 p.m.
A forward, Bent has recorded 147 goals in 350 matches throughout his career. Lichaj has appeared in eight games for the U.S. Men’s National Team as a defender since joining the squad in 2010, while goalkeeper Guzan has garnered 20 caps since beginning his time with the USMNT in 2006.
Aston Villa will travel to Chicago following the match against the Union to take on the Chicago Fire on July 21 before traveling to Portland to face the Portland Timbers on July 24.
ASTON VILLA FC
GOALKEEPERS: Shay Given, Brad Guzan, Andy Marshall
DEFENDERS: Nathan Baker, Ciaran Clark, James Collins, Richard Dunne, Eric Lichaj, Matt Lowton, Enda Stevens, Stephen Warnock
MIDFIELDERS: Barry Bannan, Samir Carruthers, Fabian Delph, Karim El Ahmadi, Gary Gardner, Chris Herd, Brett Holman, Stephen Ireland, Daniel Johnson, Charles N’Zogbia
FORWARDS: Darren Bent, Gabby Agbonlahor, Nathan Delfouneso, Andi Weimann