Cameron Carter-Vickers has been a rock in Celtic’s backline for most of the Scottish Premiership season, but on Wednesday night in Glasgow, the American defender delivered in front of goal for a crucial home win in league play.
Carter-Vickers scored the winning goal for Ange Postecoglou’s side in a 2-0 victory over St. Mirren, staying three points clear of rivals Rangers in the league table. The U.S. men’s national team centerback arrived in the box on a corner kick in the 55th minute and was able to volley home a failed clearance, giving Celtic a breakthrough goal in front of its home fans. It was Carter-Vickers’ fourth goal of the season and proved to be the spark that kept Celtic top of the league standings. Callum McGregor added an insurance goal in the final minutes at Celtic Park, padding the victory for Celtic, which next travels to Livingston on March 6.
In England, Josh Sargent came off of the bench and registered one assist in Norwich City’s F.A. Cup loss to Liverpool. Christian Pulisic helped Chelsea earn a comeback road win over Luton Town.
In Spain, Yunus Musah played the final 19 minutes off of the bench as Valencia booked a spot in the Spanish Copa Del Rey. Matthew Hoppe appeared off of the bench for Mallorca, but the La Liga side could not avoid defeat to visiting Real Sociedad.
Elsewhere, Brenden Aaronson logged 90 minutes for Red Bull Salzburg in a scoreless draw with LASK. Ian Harkes went the distance for Dundee United in a 2-1 loss to Livingston in the Scottish Premiership.
Here is a closer look at this week’s Americans Abroad:
Josh Sargent came off the bench, registered AN ASSIST, and played 45 minutes in Norwich City’s 2-1 loss to Liverpool on Wednesday.
Christian Pulisic came off the bench and played 29 minutes in Chelsea’s 3-2 win over Luton Town on Wednesday.
Zack Steffen is OUT (Injury) for Manchester City.
Women’s Super League
Tobin Heath came off the bench and played 19 minutes in Arsenal’s 4-0 win over Reading on Wednesday.
Tyler Adams dressed but did not play in RB Leipzig’s 4-0 win over Hannover on Wednesday.
Matthew Hoppe came off the bench and played 22 minutes in Mallorca’s 2-0 loss to Real Sociedad on Wednesday.
Copa Del Rey
Yunus Musah came off the bench and played 19 minutes in Valencia’s 1-0 second leg win over Athletic Bilbao on Tuesday. Valencia advanced on a 2-1 aggregate scoreline.
Andrija Novakovich came off the bench and played 30 minutes in Frosinone’s 1-0 win over Cosenza on Wednesday.
Anthony Fontana did not dress in Ascoli’s 3-1 loss to Lecce on Wednesday.
Cameron Carter-Vickers started, scored A GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Celtic’s 2-0 win over St. Mirren on Wednesday.
Ian Harkes started and played 90 minutes in Dundee United’s 2-1 loss to Livingston on Wednesday.
Christian Ramirez started and played 90 minutes in Aberdeen’s 2-0 loss to Hearts on Wednesday.
Joe Efford came off the bench and played 33 minutes in Motherwell’s 1-0 loss to Ross County on Wednesday.
Sebastian Soto came off the bench and played 20 minutes for Livingston.
James Sands dressed but did not play in Rangers 1-0 win over St. Johnstone on Wednesday.
Chris Mueller did not dress in Hibernian’s 0-0 draw with Dundee FC on Wednesday.
Brenden Aaronson started and played 90 minutes in Red Bull Salzburg’s 0-0 draw with LASK on Wednesday.
Jordan Pefok started and played 61 minutes in Young Boys 1-0 loss to Servette on Tuesday.
Joel Sonora came off the bench and played 23 minutes in Velez Sarsfield’s 5-0 win over Cipolletti on Tuesday.
Copa Do Brazil
Johnny Cardoso and Internacional visit Globo on Thursday.
Sebastian Saucedo and Pumas visit Santos Laguna on Wednesday.