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Cameron Carter-Vickers signs new deal with Tottenham

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An up-and-coming American defender has signed a new deal with his club.

Tottenham announced on Thursday that 18-year-old defender Cameron Carter-Vickers has signed a new deal with the Premier League side until 2019.

Carter-Vickers made his first start for Spurs during their 5-0 win over Gillingham in the third round of the EFL Cup. He was also on the bench for Tottenham’s first match of the Champions League group stage against Monaco.

The American is thought to be held in high regard by manager Mauricio Pochettino, who claims that Carter-Vickers┬ácan be “one of the best centerbacks in England” in the future.

Carter-Vickers has represented the U.S. at the U-18, U-20 and U-23 levels for a total of 29 caps, but has yet to earn a call-up to the senior team.

What do you think of Carter-Vickers’ latest performances? Do you see a call-up to the U.S. Men’s National Team in the near future?

Share your thoughts below.

21 comments
  • therealchicagopete

    Great news about all these young guys across the pond. They will have a much bigger impact on the USMNT than most younger players who stay here and play MLS.
    Sorry but it true.

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    • dalomismo

      Yes. European development is ahead of US development both in effectiveness and about a century longer of being in existence.. At this point in the game, for some young players- there is no doubt it is a golden opportunity they should grab hold of should it present itself. And then again…. there is the small little detail of the both oCO, CCV having an opportunity most do not- an EU passport the actually enabled them to go to Europe at such a young age/before 18. Trying to either or/black.white hardline one path is rather ludicrous as there are as many different “best paths” as there are individual’s life/talent/rate of maturity. That there now actually is an option- a development program in the US/MLS is HUGE and will only… already has deepened the pool and serve US Soccer in the long run.

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      • Lost in Space

        I agree with what you are saying. It is great that we have so many of our young players are seeing success in Europe. Players like Pulisic & CCV are making huge strides with major European Clubs and are being rewarded for their play with new contracts. Having players in these types of clubs is important to the continued development & improvement of the USMNT. However its only helpful up to a point, than it becomes about playing time. If players at these big Euro clubs (Tottenham, Bayern, BVB, etc…) aren’t seeing the field they need to consider dropping down to a lower profile club in order to continue their development by getting real game experience.
        MLS does, and will continue, play a significant role in player development by giving young Americans who don’t have (or can’t obtain) an EU passport a place to showcase their skills and ability. Players like Howard, McBride, Beasley, Bradley, and many others have started their careers in MLS before achieving success in Europe. As the MLS Academies grow and reach younger & younger players it will only help the progression more. MLS also provides a safety net of sorts for late bloomers or those finding it difficult to find playing time in Europe. Players like Lleget, Cropper, Agudelo, etc… who struggled in Europe but can find playing time in MLS and continue their development.

        No single path is perfect. The more opportunities available to players the greater the possibility we’ll have a strong and deep national team.

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      • johnnyrazor

        Except for the most part those young Americans are not playing in MLS. Jeff Carlisle at ESPN just did an article about young MLSers. In 2013 MLSers under 24 played 24% of the total minutes, now that number has dropped to 18%. Among only Americans under 24 that number goes from 13.8% to 8.8%, if young Americans need game time it isn’t coming staying in MLS. When you take it to players 22 and under it goes down to 5.9%. Playing for English or Bundesliga U23s is far better than playing USL. You would think that with expansion more young players would be seeing time, but the opposite has been true. With more DP and allocation money MLS has turned to older and more established players while homegrown academy players languish in the USL. It appears that for young Americans its still better to go to Europe at 18 and become seasoned and return home if you don’t have options such as Lletget than stay in MLS and never player like Bradford Jamison, Tommy Thompson, or Jose Villareal.

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      • dalomismo

        Lots of US players, not so young have struggled for playing time in Europe- many completely disappeared. CP and CCV are very rare exceptions.I wholeheartedly agree that MLS needs to do better at playing young players. Largely I’d say this is a byproduct of few young players talent/maturity which demands it- makes it a safe bet for a manager. As talent/abundance of development improves we should see improvement. The MLS/USL relationship helps in the meantime. Definitely a work in progress.

        The bottom line is- if the US is ever to become a major player/producer of talent- it won’t happen by outsourcing it’s development. Eventually the majority needs to be home baked. For that to happen, we all need to be willing to endure growing pains.

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    • Quit Whining About Soccer in the US

      yeah, I don’t believe you are sorry about it at all…….

      Morris and others will be fine. I am guessing, much to your dismay.

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      • CU24

        Outside of Morris and Acosta, not a lot of young american players lighting up MLS. If you look at all the other young players who were once considered international caliber, the Wil Trapp’s, Luis Gil’s of the world, they haven’t really developed much by playing in MLS. And if you look at some of the US internationals who have returned to MLS, looking at you Michael Bradley, they have regressed as a player. It doesn’t take much to see that MLS is still far behind in terms of developing players.

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      • Mike R

        Yea Morris will still be ok and still only capable of striking the ball with his right foot. But he will never be great like if he had gone abroad. The others will be marginally ok also. Brian Chings vs Clint Dempseys

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  • RB

    Yes we should field as many 18 year olds as possible. And then when we lose because we fielded so many 18 year olds, we can blame JK as if we never asked to field 18 year olds. Perfect plan, perfect American reaction

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  • Helium-3

    Klinsi should cap him against Mexico, even if it means he comes in at the 93′. English FA are after him.

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  • bryan

    call.him.up. he has broken into the Spurs first team, even getting some minutes, at the age of 18. we have friendlies coming up and JAB is just getting back from injury. with England able to call him up, there is no reason not to bring him in for October and potentially in November to cap-tie.

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    • Lost in Space

      I’m all for calling him up for the October friendlies to show him our level of interest, especially with Brooks just returning from injury and the low level of competition we’re facing in the 2 friendlies. However, I’d hold off calling for his inclusion in the November qualifiers until we see him at this level. If he proves himself to be in the top 3 for his position(s), and I think he will, than we can discuss his being potentially Cap-Tied in November.
      For those concerned with him jumping ship to England. I don’t really see happening unless JK and the USSF do something Incredibly stupid. He knows he’s got a real chance to make the US 2018 WC squad. He knows JK has shown a willingness to give minutes to young players (Brooks & Green in WC14, Pulisic in recent qualifiers). He knows that there is stability within USSF. And lastly he’s seen first hand the quality emerging within the US pyramid. Players like Brooks, Miazga, Horvath, Steffen, Pulisic, Zelalem, Hyndman, Green, & Gooch. He knows the potential of these young players being something special for 8+ yrs.

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      • johnnyrazor

        Grant Wahl reported yesterday CCV is all US of course that might change if a serious offer came from England.

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      • bryan

        i agree, but like you, i know CCV will show well if called up in October. so with that assumption, and yes it is only an assumption, i am suggesting calling him up in November.

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      • johnnyrazor

        I don’t see him in November, you have to believe Gonzo and maybe even Orozco are called in for their familiarity with Mexican and Costa Rican players and styles. Remember how much Brooks struggled in the GC which he attributed a lot of to being unfamiliar with their style of play. Of course that’s also why I think we might finally see Villafana as well.

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    • Old School

      Especially when they’re competing at the highest level by opting for competition over comfort.

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  • dude1

    I think JK should name him to the upcoming roster, get him on the bench, save a sub for the last seconds of a game, and then cap his @$$. No way we want England to get him. He’s our precious.

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    • bottlcaps

      Under Sam Allerdyce, CCV had little chance of being called up for a game, in the near term, that would cap tie him to England. I think it is even less likely, the new interim English Manager, Gareth Southgate, the current U21 coach could call him up, as he will have his hand full in getting the older internationals on the same page for upcoming WCQ matches. It is NOT the time to introduce new young players into the squad. It was Southgate who had ample opportunity to call CCV into U21 squads, but never did.
      The US has a unique advantage in that, as part of the USN Youth Team setup, CCV is familiar with the tactic and style of play the US wishes the Youth teams to possess in order for them to more easily integrate into the US system.
      That being said, the faster CCV is introduced into the Men’s team and the faster that he can be in a position to earn a game to cap tie him to the US, the better. I expect him to be named to a home WCQ match against Panama or T&T

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