'Ultimate match' for Carter-Vickers

15th November
First team

Cameron Carter-Vickers is relishing his “ultimate match” as the USA take on England tonight at Wembley.

The Swans centre-back, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, is expected to feature in the friendly between the nation he represents and the country where he was born.

Carter-Vickers is eligible for USA through his father Howard Carter, who was born in Louisiana and is a former shooting guard for the Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks in the NBA.

The Swans loanee now has six senior caps for the stars and stripes after representing USA from under-18 level.

And he now faces a Three Lions side who will give Wayne Rooney his final cap in an intriguing friendly in London.

“Playing against England will be a great experience and moment for myself and my family,” said Carter-Vickers.

“I’m really looking forward to it. It will be Rooney’s last game for England – he is a legend who has done so much for his country.

“When I was young I’d watch England in the major competitions, so to now play against England will be a surreal experience.

“My dad was born in America which meant I had the opportunity to represent the US national team, and I’m very proud to do so.

“It will be a little strange playing England as I was born here, but it’s the ultimate match for me.”