Tottenham defeated Aston Villa, 2-0, in the third round of the FA Cup at White Hart Lane. Ben Davies scored in the 71st minute and Heung-Min Son added an insurance goal in the 80th.
United States youth international Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played the full 90 minutes in the victory. The 19-year old defender put in a solid performance, as evidenced by a search on Twitter:
Carter-Vickers, Winks, N'Koudou, Davies all brilliant for me— Connor (@komtgoedspurs) January 8, 2017
Much better second half! Really impressed with Carter-Vickers. Winks MOTM for me #COYS— Mihir Haria-Shah (@MihirHS215) January 8, 2017
How good was Cameron-Carter-Vickers, the defence is well sorted for the future— Nikki (@NikkiH_27) January 8, 2017
Carter-Vickers is still awaiting his English Premier League debut, but inclusion in the FA Cup is a huge step forward in his young career. After proving himself capable of a solid shift, he could see an increase in playing time.
It’s important to note that Carter-Vickers is still eligible for England, as he has yet to be capped by the USMNT. Jurgen Klinsmann had the opportunity to cap-tie him in World Cup Qualifiers, but opted not to do so.
Will Bruce Arena make Carter-Vickers a priority? We’ll see in March. If not, the Three Lions are ready to pounce.