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Carter-Vickers joins Luton Town on loan for remainder of season

Cameron Carter-Vickers is remaining in the EFL Championship for the rest of the season.

Luton Town announced the loan signing of the U.S. Men’s National Team product from Tottenham. It will the second loan stint for Carter-Vickers this season from the Premier League side.

The Hatters are coming off an important 3-2 home win over Derby County, but remain bottom of the second division. Carter-Vickers is excited about the opportunity for first-team action with a team aiming to escape relegation.

“I watched it on the Sky red button,” Carter-Vickers said. “It was a good, entertaining game and obviously I was watching it hoping Luton would end up getting the three points, and they did.”

“The biggest thing I saw from watching the game was the fight from the players. I thought all of them gave their all for the full 90 minutes, so that’s definitely something you need if you want to pick up results.”

Carter-Vickers made 15 appearances for Stoke City this season, but did not dress in his last five possible matches for the club. The 21-year-old has been loaned out four times by Tottenham since 2017, appearing for Sheffield United, Ipswich Town, Swansea City and Stoke City.

In total, Carter-Vickers has made 84 appearances in between the EFL Championship, Carabao Cup, and FA Cup, scoring one goal and adding three assists.

Internationally, Carter-Vickers has earned nine caps with the USMNT, but hasn’t featured for Gregg Berhalter’s side since June 2019. Pending a positive loan spell, the central defender could put himself back into contention for future call-ups.

“I think that any time you get the opportunity to play international football, it’s one you have to take,” Carter-Vickers said. “Hopefully if I can get a good run of games here, then that opportunity might open up again.”


  1. Fairly or not CCV seems to get punished by referees for overly physical play. He drew a straight red in a U-20 WC match in Korea. I was in the second row of seats and about even with the play. I did not think it was even a yellow card offense, but the referee thought otherwise. That sort of thing seems to happen to him. I am not sure playing at the bottom of the Championship will offer much help for him to learn how to avoid too-physical confrontations.

  2. Isn’t speed the main problem with CC-V? He is a physical specimen, but he lacks the speed to make up for any errors. Once he gets caught out, like all defenders do at the EPL or MNT level, he cannot bridge the gap. Like many of our American’s Abroad defenders, he is Championship quality, not EPL or international.

    He is still a good player and I wish him well. Maybe he sticks at Luton, which he hasn’t at Stoke or his prior loan spells at Sheffield United, Ipswich Town and Swansea City.

    • I have only seen him with the Nats and the issue to me was not so much speed as over-aggression and being a beat late, and thus fouling. This could be — ironically for someone in England — that he needs to learn to read the game and anticipate. I’ve been pushing for him because our goals against, when he plays, is pretty good, he has the attitude of someone who gets defense and wants to defend, and I feel like the aggression, fouling, and timing is coachable. You can’t give Ream speed. You can’t make Yedlin a defender when he doesn’t have the instincts. You can work with what CCV has.

    • i doubt it’s a speed thing, some of the more lauded CB’s all time were not fleet of foot, but they were spectacular in their positioning. IF CCV can clean that up, along with contunuing to improve his passing range and accuracy, he’ll that much better off. I tend to agree though that the Championship seems to be his level, which if i’m honest is not the wrost thing!

  3. How should he be acting? He was stuck on the bench recently, and this gives him an opportunity to play. You can play…. or you can ride the bench……which seems like the better option? Showing gratitude and excitement for a new move and a different opportunity is pretty apropos for any player in this situation.

    • Exactly. The man is smiling in the photos and probably happy to be playing as opposed to sitting. I am convinced only the snobs care about the whole status thing. And there’s also that in a new home maybe you’re one of the guys who changes where you are. And maybe 20th place Stoke — not like he wasn’t already foot too close to a banana peel for comfort before — gets passed by.


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