Houston Dynamo star Holden admits he had Scotland option

Houston Dynamo midfielder Stuart Holden admits he could've been capped by Scotland.

Houston Dynamo midfielder Stuart Holden admits he could've been capped by Scotland.

The USA international was born in Aberdeen before his family moved to the 'States and he told The Herald: "Whether I could represent Scotland is something I toiled with, but nothing concrete ever really came up.

"There was a newspaper report saying Alex McLeish had watched me one time when he was in charge of the national team and that was it. I wasn't going to sit around and wait for Scotland to come calling and, having played the majority of my soccer here in the US, it made sense to accept when I was called up by Bob Bradley the US team manager.

"I've been called into one or two camps and have played in the Olympics, so my loyalties now lie here with the States. I had never been approached personally at any level to play for Scotland, although I guess the Scottish FA wouldn't think to look in America for players.

"Paul Dalglish is a good friend of mine and he said that somebody had mentioned to him about me maybe playing for Scotland, but nothing ever came of it."

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