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Report: Philadelphia Union defender Mark McKenzie drawing interest from Celtic

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Could Philadelphia Union defender Mark McKenzie be Celtic-bound? According to ESPN’s Taylor Twellman, there is major interest.

During the broadcast of the MLS is Back Tournament Group A showdown between the Union and NYCFC Thursday morning, Twellman said the Scottish giants are “all over” McKenzie with the team’s scouts keeping an eye on the 21-year-old center back.

McKenzie has worked up way up through the US youth national teams, wearing the captain’s armband at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland last year.

McKenzie signed a Homegrown deal with the Union ahead of the 2018 season, making 19 appearances in his first MLS season and has been a regular starter since. 

In January, McKenzie signed a new contract through 2022, with club options through 2024.