Tyler Adams, an academy graduate of MLS outfit New York Red Bulls, has been seriously enhancing his glowing reputation during the Under-20 World Cup in Korea.
The United States won comprehensively over New Zealand in the Round of 16 of the Under-20 World Cup. They face Venezuela in the quarter-finals, as they seek more glory following March’s CONCACAF success.
Team USA have assembled a strong youthful squad to compete in this summer’s competition. They finished top of Group F, ahead of Senegal, Saudi Arabia and Ecuador respectively.
17-year-old striker Josh Sargent has been one of the most instrumental stars with four goals in his last four appearances. Another promising member is Brooks Lennon, who’s currently on loan at Red Salt Lake from Premier League giants Liverpool.
The future looks bright for the United States and another emerging star, in the shape of 18-year-old defensive midfielder Tyler Adams, could also play the star role in their promising future.
Adams burst onto the scene at just 16-years-old, by scoring during NYRB’s 4-2 win against Premier League side Chelsea in a pre-season friendly. He also went onto win the 2016 USL Cup with New York Red Bulls II.
In April, he made his Major Soccer League debut against the San Jose Earthquakes. Adams has now accumulated seven MLS appearances and three appearances in the CONCACAF Champions League.
His market value has risen from £85,000 to £425,000 since December 2016, according to TransferMarkt. His physical stature is less than imposing on the opposition, but his passing range, versatility and good work ethic has helped him earn a starting place with NYRB.
Although he’s only recently worked his way into the first team, New York Red Bulls will miss the services of Adams during the Under-20 World Cup. However, if the United States taste more success, he’s surely going to return full of confidence.
The Experts’ Opinion on Tyler Adams
The plaudits have continued to spill into us here at GB Articles, regarding the potential and quality of Tyler Adams. He’s regarded as the “most talented youth player the MLS has seen”, according to one Reddit user.
He also added, “I’ve been watching him play for years, and I think we’re just seeing him crack the surface of what he can do”.
Ross Crichton – New York Red Bulls (Coach)
“He was the first player to come through all parts of the Red Bull youth system, RDS (Regional Development School). He then went onto the academy, New York Red Bulls II and the first team”.
“Adams started on the bench at the start of the season but is now a key figure in the starting line-up. He has a really good hard working attitude and is extremely intelligent on the ball, he also scored against Chelsea in a pre-season friendly at just 16-years-old”.
Another MLS Source Told Us:
“He is one of the most precious possessions for the Red Bull’s, with his header against Chelsea at just 16-years-old still fresh in their memory”.
“They believe that the plan they have in place with the academy is starting to give the results expected and he’s set to be the engine of the midfield”.
It’s early days for the young fruitful American midfielder, but his energy and skill looks the perfect match for the modern game. Many young players, promise very much and deliver so very little.
However, I’ve got a sneaky feeling that Adams is here to stay and could be a big name in American soccer and possibly European football in years to come…