Red Bulls midfielder Tyler Adams is among six finalists for U.S. Soccer Young Male Player of the Year Award. (Photo courtesy of MLS)
HARRISON, N.J. — Red Bulls Homegrown midfielder Tyler Adams has been named a finalist for U.S. Soccer’s Young Male Player of the Year Award, it was announced Tuesday by U.S. Soccer.
The other candidates are Josh Sargent, Timothy Weah, Luca de la Torre, Jonathan Gonzalez and Erik Palmer-Brown.
The group of candidates comes on the heels of impressive showings at the Under-20 and U-17 World Cups. Adams helped the U-20s qualify for the World Cup by winning the CONCACAF Championship in March and played an integral role for the side as they reached the U-20 World Cup quarterfinals in June.
Adams had a breakout season for the Red Bulls, playing 24 games around international duty, with 22 starts. He scored his first two MLS goals and added four assists in the regular season and logged every playoff minute and added an assist in the 4-0 win over Chicago Fire in the knockout round.
He made his debut for the senior national team Nov. 14, playing a full 90 minutes against Portugal in a friendly.
Voting for the candidates closes on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
The winners will be announced throughout December. Votes are collected from respective national team coaches, national team players who have earned a cap in 2017, American soccer league (MLS, USL, NASL and NWSL) head coaches, select media members, former players and administrators.