The 23-year-old, who has one senior cap for Scotland, made over 150 appearances for Hibs during his 10-year stay at the club. The Hornets said on their official website: "Watford FC is pleased to confirm the arrival of defender Ryan Porteous from Scottish Premiership side Hibernian for an undisclosed fee, on a four-and-a-half-year deal." Porteous was signed by Aberdeen as a schoolboy, but joined Hibs aged 13 and - after progressing through the ranks - he helped them finish third in the Scottish top flight in the 2020/21 season.
Next year's Copa America, organised by the South American confederation (CONMEBOL), will also feature six invited teams from the CONCACAF (North, Central America and Caribbean) region. It will be the second time that South America's most important national team tournament will be held in the U.S. after the special commemorative edition in 2016, which also featured six CONCACAF teams.
Copa America is coming back to the United States, and that should be a very good thing for the USMNT.