Celtic defender Cameron Carter-Vickers has been named in the USA starting XI for their crucial game against Iran. The Americans know that a win will seal their place in the Last 16 having secured draws in their first two games; however, their opponents will go through if they get at least a draw.
Carter-Vickers, who has impressed hugely since arriving from Spurs last season, was named on the bench in the games against Wales and England but clearly the USMNT boss Gregg Berhalter believes that the central defender can improve his side’s chances of progression by starting.
The youngest starting XI at #Qatar2022 thus far. 🇺🇸
— U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team (@USMNT) November 29, 2022
Hopefully CCV and his teammates can secure the points required to push them through into the next stage of the competition. Carter-Vickers has been mightily impressive since making the loan switch permanent in the summer, assuming the captaincy in Callum McGregor’s absence and continuing to improve his own game. No doubt Berhalter is looking for the Celt to bring the same tenacity that is shown under Ange Postecoglou to the US Team as they look to carry themselves through to the next round.