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Vaclav Jezek Tournament - Aug. 10-21 - Pilsen, Czech Republic

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
F 5-9 155 Sacramento, Calif. Sacramento Republic FC
M 5-3 120 Manassas, Va. D.C. United
F 6-0 150 Evergreen, Colo. Colorado Rush
GK 6-1 185 Granite Bay, Calif. Sacramento Republic FC
F 5-6 138 San Diego, Calif. Club Tijuana
F 5-5 120 Santa Rosa, Calif. Monterrey (Mexico)
D 5-8 165 Saddle River, N.J. Leicester City (England)
D 5-6 145 West Hartford, Conn. New England Revolution
M 6-2 160 Caseyville, Ill. St. Louis Scott Gallagher
M 5-7 145 San Jose, Calif. San Jose Earthquakes
F 5-9 154 New York, N.Y. AIK Fotboll
M 5-7 150 Highland Village, Texas FC Dallas
D 5-11 160 Drexel Hill, Pa. Philadelphia Union
F 5-8 158 Boston, Mass. New England Revolution
GK 5-11 150 Petaluma, Calif. De Anza Force
M 5-10 160 Dallas, Texas FC Dallas
D 5-11 170 Columbia, Ill. St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri
M 5-8 138 Midlothian, Va. FC Richmond
D 6-0 170 Santa Barbra, Calif. Real So Cal
F 5-8 145 Casa Grande, Ariz. Unattached

Vaclav Jezek Tournament - Aug. 10-21 - Pilsen, Czech Republic

Position:Forward

Height:5-9

Weight:155

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Sacramento, Calif.

Club:Sacramento Republic FC

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-3

Weight:120

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Manassas, Va.

Club:D.C. United

Position:Forward

Height:6-0

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Evergreen, Colo.

Club:Colorado Rush

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-1

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Granite Bay, Calif.

Club:Sacramento Republic FC

Position:Forward

Height:5-6

Weight:138

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:San Diego, Calif.

Club:Club Tijuana

Position:Forward

Height:5-5

Weight:120

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Santa Rosa, Calif.

Club:Monterrey (Mexico)

Position:Defender

Height:5-8

Weight:165

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Saddle River, N.J.

Club:Leicester City (England)

Position:Defender

Height:5-6

Weight:145

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:West Hartford, Conn.

Club:New England Revolution

Position:Midfielder

Height:6-2

Weight:160

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Caseyville, Ill.

Club:St. Louis Scott Gallagher

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-7

Weight:145

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:San Jose, Calif.

Club:San Jose Earthquakes

Position:Forward

Height:5-9

Weight:154

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:New York, N.Y.

Club:AIK Fotboll

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-7

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Highland Village, Texas

Club:FC Dallas

Position:Defender

Height:5-11

Weight:160

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Drexel Hill, Pa.

Club:Philadelphia Union

Position:Forward

Height:5-8

Weight:158

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Boston, Mass.

Club:New England Revolution

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:5-11

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Petaluma, Calif.

Club:De Anza Force

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-10

Weight:160

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Dallas, Texas

Club:FC Dallas

Position:Defender

Height:5-11

Weight:170

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Columbia, Ill.

Club:St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-8

Weight:138

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Midlothian, Va.

Club:FC Richmond

Position:Defender

Height:6-0

Weight:170

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Santa Barbra, Calif.

Club:Real So Cal

Position:Forward

Height:5-8

Weight:145

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Casa Grande, Ariz.

Club:Unattached

Five Things to Know About U.S. MNT Defender Cameron Carter-Vickers

One of the most promising prospects in the U.S. Men’s National Team’s player pool, Cameron Carter-Vickers received a boost early in the new year by making his first start for Tottenham Hotspur on Jan. 8 in the club’s 2-0 victory against Aston Villa in the Third Round of the FA Cup.

Here are five things you should know about the 19-year-old center back.  

Family History

Carter-Vickers was born Dec. 31, 1997 about an hour east of London in Southend, England. Born to an English mother, Carter-Vickers father is former basketball player, Howard Carter. A star on Louisiana State University’s run to the NCAA Final Four in 1981, the elder Carter later played for the NBA’s Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks before moving to Europe where he played for a number of clubs in France, and even became a member of the French National Team before ending his playing career in Greece where he met Cameron’s mother, Geraldine Vickers.

While his father eventually returned to the U.S., the two have stayed connected through the years, with Carter-Vickers making frequent trips to Baton Rouge, La., to visit the American side of his family.

“I’ve lived in England my whole life, but my dad’s American and I’ve always been quite close to my dad, so that’s where the American connection comes in,” he told ussoccer.com back in 2015. “I went to the U.S. quite often when I was younger to see my dad and cousins and aunties and the rest of my family. Obviously it’s more difficult now because of football and other commitments.”

Signing with Spurs Academy

Growing up with his mother and grandmother in Southend, Carter-Vickers followed in his father’s footsteps, playing point guard on his grade school basketball team that won the Essex Cup. He also played rugby and threw the shot put, making it to the national competition as a 14-year-old with a throw of more than 13 meters.

However, living in England, Carter-Vickers was tied to soccer. He began playing at seven years old on a local team and then trained with Southend United before being spotted by a Tottenham Hotspur scout at age 10.

He was first invited to the club’s development center, and the next year received a formal trial where he impressed and signed with Spurs’ Academy as an 11-year-old.

U.S. Youth Teams


While coming up through the ranks in one of England’s biggest clubs, Carter-Vickers career took a massive step forward in 2014 when he visited the U.S. with Tottenham’s U-18 side to take part in the IMG Cup in Bradenton, Fla. The 16-year-old impressed in a 5-3 win against the United States. U-17 MNT coaches inquired about the powerful center back with a U.S. passport.

There was interest and in August 2014, Carter-Vickers was called up to the U.S. U-18 MNT for the Vaclav Jezek Tournament in the Czech Republic. There, Carter-Vickers continued to impress in U.S. wins against the hosts as well as Hungary and Ukraine on the way to the tournament championship.

Representing the United States also formed closer bonds with his father.

“I’ve always been close to my dad, especially in sporting terms,” he said. “He’s always helped me and pushed me on, so obviously it was a great honor to represent the United States.”

A few months later, Carter-Vickers was called to a U.S. U-23 camp in Brazil where the 16-year-old held his own among players years older than him. As the calendar turned to 2015, Carter-Vickers was off helping the U.S. U-20 MNT qualify for that year’s FIFA World Cup. Playing in Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica, Carter-Vickers scored his first international goal (below) in a 1-1 draw with Guatemala and played all six matches as the U.S. qualified for that year’s U-20 World Cup.

At 17 years old, Carter-Vickers was the youngest member of the U-20 MNT roster in New Zealand and appeared in all five of the team’s matches, helping the side to the quarterfinals where they fell 5-4 on penalty kicks to eventual champions Serbia.

Spurs First Team

Coming off his impressive showing at the FIFA U-20 World Cup that summer, Carter-Vickers made the matchday 18  the first time in a 1-1 draw at Monaco in the UEFA Europa League on Oct. 1, 2015. Continuing to impress in the club’s development setup, the hulking center back was promoted to Spurs’ first-team squad for the start of the 2016-17 campaign and featured in preseason matches against Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan.

Carter-Vickers received his first team debut for the club, playing the full 90 minutes in a 5-0 EFL Cup win against Gillingham on Sept. 20. A month later, he went the distance again for Spurs in the next round, but the club fell 2-1 to Liverpool.

A little more than a week after his 19th birthday, Carter-Vickers took another step in his career when he was handed his Spurs FA Cup debut, putting in an active performance in the back during the club's 2-0 victory against Aston Villa in Third Round play on Jan. 8.

A near constant in Mauricio Pochettino’s matchday squads in both Premier League and UEFA Champions League this season, Carter-Vickers debut in both league and European competition could be just around the corner.

U.S. Men’s National Teams

Carter-Vickers continued his run with the U-23 MNT, taking part in the 2015 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship that fall. Still age-eligible for the U-20 MNT, Carter-Vickers also captained the U.S in a 2-0 friendly loss to the country of his birth on Oct. 10, 2016.

A month later, the center back received his first senior team call and was the youngest player on the MNT roster for World Cup Qualifying matches against Mexico and Costa Rica, though he didn’t play in either match.

In December, Carter-Vickers was named a finalist for U.S. Soccer’s Young Male Player of the Year, cementing his place as one of the USA’s brightest prospects. Just as he’s knocking on the door for a Premier League debut for Spurs, a full international appearance for the U.S. could be just around the corner.

“Hopefully I can keep improving and keep playing well,” Carter-Vickers said in 2015. “Obviously it would be great to play on Tottenham’s first team one day. I’ve been there for a long time so that’s a big goal. And internationally, of course I’d love to play in big competitions for the U.S., like the Gold Cup and World Cup, competitions like those… any player would want to aim towards that.”

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