Two days ago, Eric Lichaj faced the stiff test of matching up against Tottenham star Gareth Bale in one of his first Premier League starts for Aston Villa. Instead of crumbling, Lichaj stood firm and played well, adding momentum to a career on the way up.
Having just turned 22 last month, Lichaj has put his time in with Aston Villa since joining the club as an 18-year old from the University of North Carolina. He is hitting his stride now, having made his U.S. national team and English Premier League debuts in the past three months.
Here is my Fox Soccer feature on Lichaj, who returns to action this morning as Aston Villa takes on Manchester City (10am, Fox Soccer Channel) in another tough battle for the Birmingham club.
Give my story a read and tell us what you think of Lichaj and his chances for success in the Premier League and for the U.S. national team.
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