Chivas USA and U.S. national team goalkeeper Brad Guzan has begun his trial with Scottish power Celtic and all signs point to a bid for his services from the Scottish champions and Champions League participants.
As SBI told you two weeks ago, Celtic has kept up its chase for Guzan even after re-signing Polish veteran goalkeeper Artur Boruc. At this point, Guzan’s Celtic trial is more of a formality as Celtic and MLS settle on a transfer fee. Guzan must still apply for a work permit since he doesn’t qualify through normal means, but sources don’t believe the work permit issue will keep Guzan from joining Celtic.
Guzan, 23, is coming off a stellar performance for the U.S. national team in a 2-0 win against Sweden on Saturday. The reigning MLS goalkeeper of the year made a handful of world-class saves and strengthened his status as a top candidate for a transfer move.
It remains to be seen what Chivas USA will do for a goalkeeper after letting veteran Preston Burpo go in the expansion draft. Teams with multiple options in goal include the Red Bulls, FC Dallas and Chicago Fire, which may all be open to trading a goalkeeper.
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