Cameron Carter-Vickers makes first USA start since 2018 hours after Celtic announcement

By John McGinley

June 11, 2022

New Celtic signing Cameron Carter-Vickers has had a tremendous 24 hours.

Not only did he sign a four-year contract at the Bhoys, ending years of uncertainty at Tottenham Hotspur, but he also made his first international start since 2018.

He was selected for the USA’s Nations League fixture at home to Grenada, playing the entire 90 minutes and helping his team to a 5-0 win.

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The Celtic defender got 45 minutes under his belt against Morocco recently but was an unused substitute in the follow-up friendly against Uruguay.

The group now travel to El Salvador on Wednesday night for their last fixture in the current international window.

Carter-Vickers’ last start for the United States came way back in November 2018 in a 1-0 defeat to Italy.

Since then he’s barely been called up, never mind been trusted to feature in and start matches.

It’s a great sign for him ahead of the World Cup in Qatar. He now has a real chance to be named in the squad for that tournament.

If he can find some good early season form with Celtic and feature in the Champions League group stages, he will surely get the nod from Gregg Berhalter.

The country are due to take on England, Wales and Iran in a blockbuster Group B that Carter-Vickers won’t want to miss out on.

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Celtic have a number of players on their way to Qatar later in the year with Josip Juranovic, Daizen Maeda, Kyogo Furuhashi and Reo Hatate all likely to feature. Others have an outside chance too.

Hopefully, Carter-Vickers is one of them!

In other news, Yet another Lennoxtown appointment on the way as Celtic post new job listing.