Cameron Carter-Vickers is one of the U.S.’s most promising young players, an 18-year-old center back who made a solid first-team debut for Tottenham last week in a League Cup win and was on the bench for its Champions League win over CSKA Moscow on Tuesday. But there’s a wrinkle here: Carter-Vickers still has dual eligibility for both the U.S. and England at the senior international level.

There's good news for U.S. fans on that front: Carter-Vickers has played for the U.S. at every level from Under-17 to Under-23, and a source close to the situation says he’s “all USA” for his senior level choice. The bad news: Carter-Vickers is unlikely to get officially cap-tied to the U.S. in the early parts of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying Hexagonal with so much riding on the results.

The U.S. begins the final round on the road to Russia Nov. 11 in Columbus, Ohio, against rival Mexico before traveling to face Costa Rica four days later.

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