'Stunning': USA national media make interesting point about Leeds United ace Tyler Adams' passing at World Cup yesterday
Adams has been a revelation for Leeds ever since he made the switch to Elland Road from RB Leipzig over the summer.
The 23-year-old has become an integral part of Jesse Marsch’s midfield and is currently the captain of the USMNT at the World Cup.
The Leeds ace is having a similar impact on his national side in Qatar and has now put in three eye-catching displays to help his side reach the knockout stages.
USMNT managed to beat Iran 1-0 last night thanks to a well-taken goal by Christian Pulisic. But it’s Adams who is being hailed as the hero by the media in America.
USA national media on Tyler Adams
Sporting News handed Adams a nine out of ten for his display against Iran and were blown away by his range of passing.
The outlet wrote: “Tyler Adams was the unquestioned Man of the Match against Iran, as the captain put forth yet another stellar performance. Throughout his 90 minutes with the armband, Adams was stunning in a box-to-box role, both with his distribution and his defensive output.
With 84 touches, Adams completed 62 of 69 passes, including seven of eight long balls, while losing possession just eight times. He completed six of his nine ground duels, including one dribble and three tackles.
“He also drew a necessary yellow card stopping an Iran counter during the short period where the U.S. was down to 10 men with Pulisic off the field injured, showing his ability to understand the situation well. At just 23 years old, Adams is going to be an essential part of this team for a very, very long time.”
NBC Sports also praised the Whites midfielder for his consistent performances under Gregg Berhalter.
“He rarely has bad games in a USMNT shirt, and there’s a reason he has the captain’s arm band when most teams would’ve automatically allocated it to Pulisic,” the outlet wrote.
NBC were slightly less generous as they gave Adams an eight out of ten for his display. But Goal.com also decided to give the Leeds man a nine and claim he has been USMNT’s best player at the World Cup.
They wrote: “It’s basically to be expected at this point. No USMNT player has played at a higher level this tournament.”
Goal certainly makes a good point that Adams has been the best player for his country at the World Cup so far.
The Leeds man was the best player on the pitch against Wales last week. He also stood out against England while playing against top-class opposition in Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham.
It looks like Leeds have managed to pick up a future star and Adams is currently announcing himself on the world’s biggest stage.
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