Charlie Horton sends message on Twitter as he flies off to USA

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Charlie Horton joined Leeds United in the summer transfer window.

Leeds United goalkeeper Charlie Horton has taken to social networking site Twitter to express his excitement at the prospect of playing for his country, the USA.

The youngster is flying off to the USA to participate in the 2015 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship.

The qualifiers will be played across the United States from October 1 to October 13, and Horton is part of the 20-man USA squad.

Horton, who joined Leeds on a free transfer in the summer after leaving Championship rivals Cardiff City, is looking forward to helping his country qualify for the Olympic Games.

The USA Under-23 international goalkeeper also hopes that Leeds pick up all three points against Middlesbrough away from home at the Riverside Stadium in the Championship this afternoon.

Leeds are 14th in the Championship table at the moment with 11 points from eight matches, just four points behind sixth-place Burnley with a game in hand.

Middlesbrough are second in the standings with 17 points from eight matches, just four points behind leaders Brighton & Hove Albion.

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