- Position: Midfielder
- Date of Birth: 02/14/1999
- Pro Team: Leeds United
- Height: 5'9"
- Caps: 36
- Goals: 1
Tyler Adams is a product of the New Jersey Red Bulls, connecting him to the parent club’s holdings in Europe. That would eventually work in Adams’s favor, with the standout MLS midfielder moving to RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga during the 2019 January window. It was no surprise, with Adams showing he is an elite player for his club and taking advantage of his USMNT opportunities. Adams won the DFB Pokal with Leipzig in 2021-22. He moved to Leeds United in the Premier League for the 2022-23 season and was named US Soccer Male Player of the Year for 2022.
“Receiving this type of recognition is certainly special, but for me the team’s success is the most important thing,” Adams said on winning the 2022 US Male Player of the Year award. “Having the experience of going to the World Cup, performing well as a group and moving the sport forward in the United States was super important to me this year, and I couldn’t have done it without my teammates.”
2023: Named 2022 US Soccer Male Player of the Year on Jan 13.
2022: Started in the World Cup qualifier against El Salvador on Jan 27 and Canada on Jan 30. Started against Mexico on Mar 24, Panama on Mar 27, and Costa Rica on Mar 30. Started against Morocco on Jun 1 and Uruguay on Jun 5. Started against El Salvador in the Nations League on Jun 14. Started against Japan on Sep 23 and Saudi Arabia on Sep 27. Named to the World Cup squad on Nov 9. Started against Wales on Nov 21, England on Nov 25, and Iran on Nov 29. Started against the Netherlands in the round of 16 on Dec 3.
2021: Subbed on against Mexico in the Nations League final on Jun 6. Started against Costa Rica on June 9. Started against El Salvador on Sep 2 and Canada on Sep 5 in Concacaf World Cup qualifying. Started against Honduras on Sep 8. Started against Jamaica on Oct 7 and subbed on against Panama on Oct 10. Started against Costa Rica on Oct 13. Started against Mexico on Nov 12. Started against Jamaica on Nov 16.
2020: Started against Wales on Nov 12 and Panama on Nov 16.
2019: Started against Ecuador on Mar 21. Named to the Gold Cup roster.
2018: Played in eight games for the USMNT becoming a regular under interim coach Dave Sarachan. Scored in the Sep 11 win over Mexico.
2017: Made his debut with the USMNT against Portugal on Nov 14.
2022-23: Transferred to Leeds United in the Premier League on Jul 6, 2022.
2021-22: Won the DFB Pokal with Leipzig, finishing 4th in the Bundesliga.
2020-21: Finished 2nd with RB Leipzig, advancing to the DFB Pokal final.
2019-20: A 3rd-place finish with RB Leipzig, advancing to the semifinals of the Champions League.
2018-19: Eligible to play for RB Leipzig in January, 2019 he quickly became a regular in the squad finishing in 3rd-place in the Bundesliga.
2018: In his final season with the Red Bulls, Adams had 27 appearances as part of the Supporters’ Shield winning squad. He signed with RB Leipzig in December.
2017: Breakout season for Adams, locking down a role with the Red Bulls and appearing in 24 league games and the playoffs.
2016: One appearance with the Red Bulls, spending most of the season with Red Bulls II where he had 18 appearances.
2015: With the Red Bulls academy since 2011, Adams emerged as a regular with Red Bulls II. Playing in USL, he made 11 appearances. With the Red Bulls, he scored against Chelsea in a friendly and signed for the senior squad.
Youth Soccer: Joined the Red Bulls academy in 2011 and was part of the USMNT youth teams.