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November 17, 1988
Eric Joseph Lichaj (/ˈliːhaɪ/ LEE-hy; born November 17, 1988) is an American soccer player who plays for Nottingham Forest in the Championship and for the United States national team. He started his youth career playing for Chicago Fire's youth side and participated in the national team residency program at IMG Academy. He later played college soccer for the North Carolina Tar Heels. After playing one year at the University of North Carolina, Lichaj left America to sign with Aston Villa in the Premier League.