Carter-Vickers features in stormy US defeat

Celtic defender Cameron Carter-Vickers made his first appearance at this year's Copa America in a 2-1 defeat to Panama that led to online racist abuse of United States players.

Former Celtic winger Timothy Weah and his Juventus team-mate plus Monaco striker Folarin Balogun were all targeted online after the hosts lost the Group C match in Atlanta.

Weah, 24, was shown a straight red card in the 18th minute after punching Panama's Roderick Miller in the head in an off-the-ball incident.

Carter-Vickers came off the bench at half-time and Panama scored a late winner through Jose Fajardo before having Adalberto Carrasquilla sent off.

US Soccer said in a statement on X: "There is absolutely no place in the game for such hateful and discriminatory behaviour.

"These actions are not only unacceptable but also contrary to the values of respect and inclusivity that we uphold as an organisation."

The US are now level on points with Panama heading into their final group match against Uruguay on 2 July at 02:00 BST.

The US, who have a better goal difference, need to match Panama's result against Bolivia to progress to the last 16.

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