Aston Villa FC announces traveling roster for United States tour

Players include Darren Bent and USMNT's Brad Guzan, Eric Lichaj

Chester, Pa. (July 16, 2012) – Aston Villa FC has announced their traveling roster for Wednesday’s friendly against the 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. Tickets are still available by calling 877-21-UNION or by visiting www.philadelphiaunion.com.  

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