Brad Guzan has impressed me over the three years I've covered Chivas USA. Apparently, he had the same effect on Celtic officials.
Celtic have offered Guzan a contract as a deal for the young American goalkeeper could be brokered soon.
While the move would mean the exit of one of Chivas USA's best and most popular players, for Guzan the deal would be outstanding. The opportunity to play for an immensely popular club while having the chance to compete in the Champions League is fantastic. Already, Guzan is one of the top American goalkeepers; to have the chance to continue developing abroad is too good to pass up.
Most have Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard penciled in as the US starting goalkeeper in the 2010 World Cup, but I wouldn't be so quick to assume that Howard has the job wrapped up. In two years' time, Guzan might have started a considerable amount of games for Celtic and if he can improve on his already high level of play, he might claim that number one goalkeeper spot ahead of the World Cup.
Of course, Celtic already has a pretty good goalkeeper in Artur Boruc and Celtic manager Gordon Strachan admitted the move for Guzan would be "an investment for the future."
But Guzan is a true competitor and takes his job very seriously. If he goes, it's only a matter of time before he's the number one 'keeper at Celtic.