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Get to know more about Cameron Carter-Vickers

A bit of background on the big defender

Tottenham Hotspur Training and Press Confernece - UEFA Champions League Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images

One U.S. men’s national team prospect that is drawing a lot of interest this season is Tottenham Hotspur defender and dual-national Cameron Carter-Vickers.

The 18-year-old English-born center back has consistently been a part of Spurs’ match day squad all season, even getting a few starts in the League Cup.

Despite being a Premier League player and potentially being the future of the USMNT back line, we just don’t know a whole lot about the youngster. Who exactly is Cameron Carter-Vickers?

Tottenham’s official site ran a great background article on CCV this past weekend that gives you some more insight on his life and where exactly he came from. Make sure to give it a read.

The 18-year-old son of American former basketball player Howard Carter and English schoolteacher Geraldine Vickers recalls playing football at his grandmother Josie’s house in Southend – where he and Geraldine lived – during his childhood and causing accidents with his physical power.

Cameron was always a big and powerful athlete. While he wasn’t causing problems with his powerful soccer skills he was doing shotput. Thankfully soccer eventually won out and he took the path of pro soccer player instead of Olympic athlete.

One day Carter-Vickers could be a pillar at the back for the U.S. men’s national team. For now, he’s a very exciting prospect that we’re learning more about each day.