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U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team

2016 Olympic Qualifying Playoff - USA vs. COL

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
D 5-10 150 Plano, Texas FC Dallas
M 6-0 175 Northville, Mich. San Jose Earthquakes
M 5-8 145 Chula Vista, Calif. Club Tijuana (Mexico)
GK 6-4 200 Maple Grove, Minn. MK Dons (England)
M 5-9 155 Garden Grove, Calif. Querétaro (Mexico)
M 5-7 140 Tampa, Fla. Bayern Munich (Germany)
GK 6-3 185 Highland Ranch, Colo. Molde FK (Norway)
M 5-9 155 Dallas, Texas Fulham (England)
F 6-0 165 Berlin, Germany VfB Stuttgart (Germany)
D 6-4 185 Clifton, N.J. Chelsea FC
D 6-2 165 Woodbury, Minn. Colorado Rapids
GK 6-4 195 Woodbury, N.J. Seattle Sounders FC
F 5-11 185 Mercer Island, Wash. Seattle Sounders FC
D 6-2 190 Boulder, Colo. Cambridge United (England)
D 6-2 190 Hicksville, N.Y. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
D 5-11 160 Greenwood, S.C. FC Groningen (Holland)
D 6-0 170 Milwaukee, Wisc. Chicago Fire
F 6-1 180 North Hollywood, Calif. Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany)
M 5-7 145 Brighton, Colo. Colorado Rapids
F 6-2 175 Leander, Texas New York City FC
M 5-10 150 Gahanna, Ohio Columbus Crew SC
D 5-11 175 Valencia, Calif. Chicago Fire
D 6-3 185 Lawrenceville, Ga. FC Dallas

2016 Olympic Qualifying Playoff - USA vs. COL

Position:Defender

Height:5-10

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Plano, Texas

Club:FC Dallas

Position:Midfielder

Height:6-0

Weight:175

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Northville, Mich.

Club:San Jose Earthquakes

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-8

Weight:145

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Chula Vista, Calif.

Club:Club Tijuana (Mexico)

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-4

Weight:200

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Maple Grove, Minn.

Club:MK Dons (England)

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-9

Weight:155

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Garden Grove, Calif.

Club:Querétaro (Mexico)

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-7

Weight:140

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Tampa, Fla.

Club:Bayern Munich (Germany)

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-3

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Highland Ranch, Colo.

Club:Molde FK (Norway)

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-9

Weight:155

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Dallas, Texas

Club:Fulham (England)

Position:Forward

Height:6-0

Weight:165

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Berlin, Germany

Club:VfB Stuttgart (Germany)

Position:Defender

Height:6-4

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Clifton, N.J.

Club:Chelsea FC

Position:Defender

Height:6-2

Weight:165

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Woodbury, Minn.

Club:Colorado Rapids

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-4

Weight:195

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Woodbury, N.J.

Club:Seattle Sounders FC

Position:Forward

Height:5-11

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Mercer Island, Wash.

Club:Seattle Sounders FC

Position:Defender

Height:6-2

Weight:190

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Boulder, Colo.

Club:Cambridge United (England)

Position:Defender

Height:6-2

Weight:190

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Hicksville, N.Y.

Club:Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Position:Defender

Height:5-11

Weight:160

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Greenwood, S.C.

Club:FC Groningen (Holland)

Position:Defender

Height:6-0

Weight:170

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Milwaukee, Wisc.

Club:Chicago Fire

Position:Forward

Height:6-1

Weight:180

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:North Hollywood, Calif.

Club:Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany)

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-7

Weight:145

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Brighton, Colo.

Club:Colorado Rapids

Position:Forward

Height:6-2

Weight:175

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Leander, Texas

Club:New York City FC

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-10

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Gahanna, Ohio

Club:Columbus Crew SC

Position:Defender

Height:5-11

Weight:175

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Valencia, Calif.

Club:Chicago Fire

Position:Defender

Height:6-3

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Lawrenceville, Ga.

Club:FC Dallas

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Five Things to Know About U-20 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. The stout center back is in the midst of his second run with the U.S.  at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Korea Republic.

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.

In May 2017, Carter-Vickers was named to his second U-20 World Cup roster, returning to the fold along with 2015 holdovers Erik Palmer-Brown and Gedion Zelalem. Still recovering from injury, Carter-Vickers sat out the USA's first match -- a 3-3 draw vs. Ecuador -- before returning to earn Man of the Match honors as he anchored the back line in a 1-0 defeat of Senegal on May 25

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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