Arsenal's Zelalem and Spurs' Carter-Vickers star in big US U-20 World Cup win

Gedion Zelalem

The two North London starlets are making waves on the other side of the world for Tab Ramos's young United States side.

A Premier League based pair helped the US U-20 team become the first side to qualify for the knockout round of the U-20 World Cup in New Zealand, as Arsenal's Gedion Zelalem and Tottenham's Cameron Carter-Vickers underlined their undoubted potential.

The North London duo lined up alongside each other as the US side smashed home nation New Zealand 4-0 on Tuesday.

Arsenal wonderkid Zelalem started on the bench in the US's opening game against Myanmar, before coming on midway through the second half, but considering how narrow that win was, Tab Ramos chose to start with the classy midfielder against the Junior All Whites.

And the 18-year-old played a prominent role as the US subjected New Zealand to 30 shots, 11 of which were on target.

Zelalem assisted one goal, pulled off a Rabona cross at another point in the match, and wowed supporters with his classy skills and quality in possession.

Though the Gunners youngster will likely make the headlines back in the States, there can be no denying that Tottenham's US star, the youngest man in the squad, is impressing just as much.

Carter-Vickers played his second 90 minutes of the tournament, and despite being one of a handful of players to feature before their 18th birthday in the Under-20 tournament, continues to prove himself more than capable at this level.

With rumours that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is already a fan, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the 17-year-old make his debut over the next season. 

In fact, what are the chances Zelalem and Carter-Vickers both make the breakthrough at some stage in the 2015-16 campaign.

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