OUTLOOK: All-America candidate ... Team captain for 2004 ... Outstanding oung goalkeeper that made an immediate impact as a rookie in 2003, starting all 18 matches for the Gamecocks ... Earned All-South Region honors and was an All-Freshman selection by College Soccer News ... Turned in an outstanding summer as a member of the Chicago Fire Reserves of the Premier Development League ... Named as a member of the PDL All-League and All-Central Conference teams ... Earned PDL Player of the Week honors on May 25, after posting three shutouts during the previous week ... During the summer, Guzan led the PDL with eight clean sheets, in goals against average (0.388) and in wins (13) ... Has had extensive playing experience with the U.S. Men's National U18 Team ... Possesses good hands and is an excellent shot stopper ... Distributes the ball exceptionally well with his feet.
2003: Posted an impressive rookie campaign, starting all 18 matches in his first season at South Carolina ... Finished the year with a solid 0.96 goals against average that was aided by eight shutouts ... The eight shutouts tied the sixth-most in a season in school history ... Was named to College Soccer News' All-Freshman team and was one of just two freshmen named to the NSCAA All-South team ... Recorded 69 saves on the year, finishing with a 9-7-2 record.
BACKGROUND: Named a top-five recruit by Soccer America ... Attended Providence Catholic High School, where he was a four-year letterwinner ... A member of the U.S. Men's National U18 Team ... Earned All-Midwest, All-State and All-Area honors from the Star Tribune ... Named Southtown Player of the Year as a senior ... Helped lead Providence Catholic to the state tournament ... ESP Gold Glove winner in 2002.
PERSONAL: Full name is Bradley Edwin Guzan ... Born Sept. 9, 1984 in Evergreen Park, Ill. ... Parents are Richard and Karen Guzan ... Majoring in sport and entertainment management.