Cameron Harper is looking to get rolling on the 2021 season.
"I'm excited to also just learn new positions. I think at my age, I'm only 19, so if I can have as many weapons as I possibly can and I can play as many positions as I can, I can only help myself and help the team. That's the goal, just hopefully learn as many new things this year as I can and just take it all in."
Harper has been a recent fixture of the U-20 USMNT with three appearances, one goal and one assist. The Sacramento, California, native made his debut for the Under-20 side on September 5, 2019 against Zagreb Football Federation where he helped lead his squad to a victory with a goal. He most recently tallied an assist in a 2-0 victory over U-20 Mexican National team on January 16, 2020.
"I think I'm quite dynamic, I think I can bring a lot of different weapons. I'm good on the dribble, I'm dynamic going in behind. I can do a lot, I can help the team a lot and I think in training I've shown it," Harper said. "I think with Gerhard, the system that we play suits my style a lot in terms of moving high up the field, that's where I'm going to get the ball, so all I really need to do is beat one guy, beat two guys, get the ball in the box, create stuff.
Harper signed with Celtic FC in September 2018 and has been with U-18 Celtic for the past two seasons. After two stints on the 18-man roster in August of 2020, he made his senior team debut as he earned the start in a 1-1 draw against Hibernian FC on January 11, 2021.
Harper began his youth career at Pateadores FC, a U.S. Soccer Development Academy in Costa Mesa, California, and spent three years there. He accrued a combined 68 starts in 79 appearances at midfield over the three-year span with the U-13/14, U-15/16, and U-16/17 teams. The midfielder tallied 28 goals while at the USSDA in California.