KENYA BROWN - Thursday, April 13, 2017
Christian Pulisic and Cameron Carter-Vickers can add a personal accolade to their resume as both young Americans have been nominated for the Tuttosport European Golden Boy award.
The annual award is given to the most talented young player in the European leagues. Some of the previous winners include the likes of Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba, Wayne Rooney and Sergio Agüero. The award was first established in 2003.
Pulisic, 18, has been a revelation for Borussia Dortmund since making his Bundesliga debut for the team in January 2016. He would make history in April 2016 when he became the youngest foreigner to score a goal in the Bundesliga. He followed that up later in the month when he became the youngest player to score two goals in the league. The midfielder has now become an integral part of the team this season as he has made contributions domestically and in the Champions League.
Carter-Vickers, 19, has been a part of Tottenham Hotspur's first team this season, playing in a handful of cup games for the team. He is highly rated by head coach Mauricio Pochettino and one for the future as Spurs look to be among the big teams in the English Premier League.
Either Pulisic or Carter-Vickers could make history by becoming the first American to win the award.