Celtic Courting Guzan

Fresh off of a sparkling performance in the 2-0 U.S. victory over Sweden on Saturday night, Chivas USA goalkeeper Brad Guzan is reportedly on his way to Scotland for a date with SPL powerhouse Celtic, who have offered him a trial. Hoops manager Gordon Strachan is prepared to launch a £1 million bid for Guzan, if the netminder impresses while training with the club.

"It's always exciting when a club such as Celtic are in for you," said Guzan. "I know all about them, they are a world-renowned team with a great history."

A number of other high-profile teams have shown interest in Guzan, including Arsenal of the Premier League, but Celtic has taken the lead over all others in speculation over recent days. If an offer is made for the goalkeeper's services, he would have to receive approval for a work permit, as he doesn't meet the Home Office requirements.

Guzan, 23, was named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year in 2007, a year in which he posted a 14-6-7 record and 0.93 GAA. The second overall pick in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft, El Guzano has also rapidly climbed the GK depth chart for Bob Bradley, nestling into the #2 position behind incumbent Tim Howard.

The loss of Guzan would have a huge impact on reigning Western Conference champions Chivas USA. They recently traded their back-up and one-time starting keeper Preston Burpo to San Jose and currently do not have another netminder on their roster. Complicating matters further, the club used their only pick in last week's SuperDraft (43rd overall) on midfielder Keith Savage, instead of picking a young 'keeping prospect.

Enjoy some highlights of Guzan at his finest:

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