Local players on Aston Villa roster

Aston Villa of the English Premier League announced Monday its provisional travel roster for their match against Chicago Fire on Saturday, including two Chicago area natives.

Eric Lichaj of Downers Grove and Brad Guzan of Homer Glen are on the Aston Villa team participating in a three-game American tour which includes additional international friendlies against the Philadelphia Union on July 18 and the Portland Timbers on July 24.

Guzan, who recently signed a new three-year contract with Aston Villa, filled in for Shay Given for part of last season while the Irish goalkeeper was injured.

Saturday’s match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at Toyota Park.