USA coach to arrive in Scotland; will watch Celtic's Cameron Carter-Vickers on Sunday
USA assistant manager Anthony Hudson will arrive in Glasgow to take in Celtic vs Rangers on Sunday.
The Englishman will be keeping a close eye on Hoops centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers, who’s likely to start in the final Glasgow derby of the season.
The news has been tweeted by experienced commentator Derek Rae, who states that Hudson will meet the Celtic man and Rangers midfielder James Sands:
Carter-Vickers has made 8 appearances for the US national team. However, his last outing came all the way back in 2019 in a friendly against Jamaica.
USA manager Gregg Berhalter stated back in January that Carter-Vickers was on their radar and that he felt he was “progressing well” [Daily Record].
It’s a huge incentive for CCV ahead of the World Cup in Qatar at the end of 2022. Given his performances this term, there’s no reason why he can’t be included after the USA qualified last month.
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This is actually fairly big from a Celtic perspective. The fact that the USA are sitting up and taking notice of what CCV is doing could work in our favour. It gives Carter-Vickers the knowledge that he can realise his international ambitions whilst at Celtic Park.
This has been a long time coming too. CCV has yet to be called up to a Berhalter squad. Clearly, however, they’re taking a look at their options ahead of Qatar 2022. It’s something that’s surely exciting Carter-Vickers ahead of the weekend.
With a bit of luck, it does give him huge motivation too. If he was to boss the final Glasgow derby of the season, that’s one heck of a report Hudson would be sending back to Berhalter. That’s one of the key things CCV will be thinking about heading into this one now.
Carter-Vickers is due to head back to Spurs at the end of the season. However, it’s been reported that Celtic are in advanced talks to lure him back to Parkhead on a permanent basis [SBI Soccer].
Given CCV will be set to have a long think about where his future lies, hopefully Hudson nudges him in the direction of Celtic Park. Especially if UCL football is coming to Glasgow’s East End next season.
The USA supporters have already called on their national team boss to take a look at CCV for potential World Cup inclusion. It appears as though they could be about to do just that.