Tyler Adams, Leeds United

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The Basics

Age: 23
Club: Leeds United, Premier League
Position: Defensive midfielder
Loves to: Press

In One play


You know that fly that just won’t stop buzzing right by your ear? The one that you keep batting away, but just keeps coming back? Imagine that fly loves to play soccer. Congratulations, you’re now imagining Tyler Adams.

Adams is a pressing, ball-winning defensive midfielder who isn’t afraid to get in your face. He’s an incredibly important presence for the U.S. men’s national team and is one of the United States’ highest profile European-based players.