Top United States' prospects were born in Sunderland, Milton Keynes and Southend
Some of the hottest stars that feature in the United States' World Cup squad were born in England.
The two nations face each in the tournament on Friday, and the US go into the match with a strong English presence in their squad. That's because three of the Americans in Gregg Berhalter's side were produced on British shores.
The trio in question are US starlets Giovanni Reyna, Cameron Carter-Vickers, and Antonee Robinson. Borussia Dortmund attacker Reyna was spawned in Sunderland by his father and Black Cats legend Claudio Reyna, who used to captain the US.
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The 20-year-old also had the option to play for Portugal or Argentina, but chose to follow in his father's footsteps and represent the US, after making his international debut in 2020. Beach destination Southend is the birthplace of Carter-Vickers, who made his bones in Tottenham's academy, and now plays for Celtic. His mother is English, but the 24-year-old's dad is a former NBA star and American, Howard Carter.
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