Brad Friedel has high praise for Tottenham Hotspur youngster Cameron Carter-Vickers

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The talented teenage defender will work with Friedel for the US under-20s this month.

Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel has recently been given permission by Tottenham Hotspur to help coach the US under-20 team at the World Cup qualifiers in Jamaica this month. The third-choice Tottenham stopper's former international team-mate Tab Ramos is the current manager of the side and Friedel will help out for the games on the 9th of January against Guatemala and Panama on the 11th, before returning to London to continue playing duties.

But he is not the only Tottenham player heading out to the competition - although the other is young enough to be his son.

17-year-old Cameron Carter-Vickers has had the choice of playing international football for both the USA and England, representing both at youth level.

But the young defender looks set to commit his long-term international future to the US and Friedel is pleased to have him on board.

Speaking to official Tottenham Hotspur website Friedel said of the youngster:

"I know a lot about Cameron having coached him, played with him and trained with him here at Spurs.

“He went into the US fold not too long ago. They had him in his own age group and he did really well so they put him in older groups and he’s been extremely impressive.

“He’s playing above his age group again out in Jamaica, but physically and mentally I think he can cope with it.

“He’s looked very good and I’m delighted he’s playing with the US – hopefully he has a very good tournament for us.”

So keep an eye on the results of the US under-20 side this month, as two Tottenham stars a generation apart look to do their country proud in the Caribbean.

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