U.S. national team's noted stoic, Michael Bradley.
The 23-year-old's meteoric rise through world soccer continued on Monday, the final day of the European winter transfer window, with a loan from Germany's relegation-bound Borussia Mönchengladbach to Aston Villa.
The Birmingham club will have an option to purchase Bradley's contract -- which expires in the summer of 2012 -- over the summer.
The club released photos of Bradley modeling his new No. 13 shirt at Villa Park, in which he appeared delighted, and a few quotes that confirmed his excitement over the move.