Tyler Adams enjoyed a smashing season in 2017. (Photo courtesy of MLS)
Red Bulls midfielder Tyler Adams has been named to the Crain’s New York 20 under 20 list for 2017.
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The 18-year-old Adams made his debut for the senior U.S. national team in a 1-1 draw against Portugal Nov. 14.
According to U.S. Soccer, Adams (18 years, 273 days) was the first player born in 1999 to appear for the men’s side and was the second youngest to earn a cap in 2017 after Christian Pulisic (18 years, 187 days on March 24, 2017 vs. Honduras).
Adams, who hails from Wappingers Falls, N.Y., was first involved with the Red Bulls as an 11-year-old, participating in week-long camps before joining the Regional Development School and graduating to Red Bulls Academy.
He signed his first professional contract at age 16, enjoying a breakout season in 2017, playing 24 games in Major League Soccer and scoring his first two professional goals.