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Celtic’s Cameron Carter-Vickers could miss USMNT September friendlies

Celtic’s Cameron Carter-Vickers could miss USMNT September friendlies
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Celtic defender Cameron Carter-Vickers could miss the United States’ two upcoming friendly matches with an injury, the Scottish club’s manager Ange Postecoglou said Sunday.

Carter-Vickers was left out of Celtic’s team for its Scottish Premiership game on Sunday — a 2-0 loss to St. Mirren that ended a 38-game unbeaten run in the league — and Postecoglou said the center back « pulled up sore « earlier this week.

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« We’ll see how he is, » Postecoglou said. « I think he’s out of the US camp, so we are hoping post-international break he won’t be too far away. »

A son of former NBA player Howard Carter, the 24-year-old Carter-Vickers is hoping to secure a spot on the US World Cup roster. He returned to the national team for the first time in three years for a June 1 exhibition against Morocco, his 17th international appearance.

He was among four central defenders on the US roster announced last week for friends against Japan on Friday in Dusseldorf, Germany, and Saudi Arabia four days later in Murcia, Spain.

Carter-Vickers played the full game for Celtic in a 1-1 draw against Ukrainian team Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Wednesday.

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