Kevin Fixler
    Sport Matters

24 October 2014

Can this 16-year-old help U.S. Soccer to new heights?

For once, the Americans might beat the Brits at their own sport. And it’s because a young English boy is hopping across the pond to play the beautiful game, soccer (we say with emphasis), internationally.

Coach of Team USA Jürgen Klinsmann must be counting his lucky stars at the coup. A British-born 16-year-old named Cameron Carter-Vickers is rapidly rising through the ranks of the American youth system and just became one of the youngest players ever selected for the U.S.’s under-23 team: He’s four years younger than most of his teammates. And now, Carter-Vickers is a prime candidate for the 2016 Olympic Games, where the U.S. will hope to field a team of up-and-comers.

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