Scottish Premiership champion Celtic resumes its league schedule on Saturday with American defender Cameron Carter-Vickers set to retain his place in Ange Postecoglou’s starting lineup.
Carter-Vickers and Celtic visit third-place Aberdeen in the showdown of the weekend in the SPFL. The U.S. men’s national team centerback has made 13 appearances in league play this season, continuing to excel as one of the top defenders in the division. Carter-Vickers has helped Celtic extend its lead to the top of the league table by nine points over Old Firm rivals Rangers, with two cups still up for grabs later this season.
Celtic has not suffered defeat to Aberdeen since May 2018, riding an 18-match unbeaten streak in the head-to-head series. Carter-Vickers has started in each of the last four meetings with Aberdeen and will be hoping to earn a fifth-straight victory against Jim Goodwin’s squad at Pittodrie Stadium.
In England, Daryl Dike and West Bromwich Albion host Rotherham United while Josh Sargent and Norwich City face Blackburn Rovers. Ethan Horvath and Luton Town host Millwall.
In Scotland, Malik Tillman and James Sands will push for starts as Rangers host Hibernian.
In Portugal, John Brooks and Benfica resume their competitive schedule in League Cup action.
Here is a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad:
Zack Steffen, Matthew Hoppe and Middlesbrough visit Burnley on Saturday.
Ethan Horvath and Luton Town host Millwall on Sunday.
Josh Sargent, Jonathan Tomkinson and Norwich City host Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.
Auston Trusty and Birmingham City host Reading on Friday.
Lynden Gooch and Sunderland visit Hull City on Saturday.
Daryl Dike and West Bromwich Albion host Rotherham United on Saturday.
Duane Holmes and Huddersfield host Watford on Saturday.
Vaughn Covil is OUT (Injury) for Hull City.
Gianluca Busio, Tanner Tessmann, Andrija Novakovich, Jack DeVries and Venezia visit Perugia on Monday.
Anthony Fontana and Ascoli visit Cosenza on Sunday.
Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic visit Christian Ramirez and Aberdeen on Saturday.
Malik Tillman, James Sands and Rangers host Hibernian on Thursday.
Ian Harkes and Dundee United visit Livingston on Saturday.
Joe Efford is OUT (Injury) for Motherwell.
Dante Polvara is OUT (Injury) for Aberdeen.
John Brooks and Benfica visit Moreirense on Saturday.
Alex Mendez and FC Vizela visit FC Porto on Friday.