Aston Villa Announce US Tour Squad Roster

BURTON UPON TRENT, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Darren Bent of Aston Villa in action during the pre season friendly match between Burton Albion and Aston Villa at the Pirelli Stadium on July 14, 2012 in Burton upon Trent, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Union host Aston Villa on July 18 and the English club finally released its squad list for a three day American tour this summer.

7500 to Holte, SB Nation's Aston Villa site, noted that the list showed that American goalkeeper Brad Guzan was re-signed by the Birmingham located side. Villa confirmed the news with the announcement of a three-year deal for Guzan.

Villa's squad will be highlighted by Gabby Agbonlahor, Darren Bent, Barry Bannan, Stephen Ireland, Richard Dunne, Eric Lichaj, Guzan and Shay Given. Marc Albrighton was the one notable absentee from the list and group of visiting players.

According to the Birmingham Mail, Villa flew to Philadelphia today. After leaving Philadelphia, Villa heads to Chicago to take on the Chicago Fire on July 21, then head to the West coast to face the Portland Timbers on July 24.

Forwards: Agbonlahor, Bent, Nathan Delfouneso, Andi Weimann

Midfielders: Bannan, Samir Carruthers, Fabien Delph, K.E. Ahmadi, Craig Gardner, Chris Herd, Brett Holman, Ireland, Daniel Johnson, Charles N'Zogbia

Defenders: Nathan Baker, Ciaran Clark, James Collins, Dunne, Lichaj, Matt Lowton, Enda Stevens, Stephen Warnock

Goalkeepers: Guzan, Andy Marshall, Given

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