Brad Guzan is set to lose his international place for the Copa America Centenario after being dropped by Villa again at the weekend.
Sources in the US claim Everton keeper Tim Howard is set to get the nod over Guzan for the summer tournament, which will be hosted in North America.
Howard has been splitting time in goal with Guzan for Jurgen Klinsmann’s squad ever since he returned to the international fold last year, but hadn’t played for Everton since January.
However, his recall to the Toffees’ line-up last weekend coincided with Guzan being dropped by Eric Black for Villa’s Premier League trip to Watford.
He was replaced by Mark Bunn, who had also been brought in for a handful of starts earlier this season after Guzan’s form came under the microscope.
The 31-year-old American played in the US’s most recent international – a 4-0 World Cup qualifying win over Guatemala – a few days after Howard had been chosen for the away clash against the same opponents.