HARRISON, N.J. (November 27, 2017) – New York Red Bulls Homegrown midfielder Tyler Adams has been named to the Crain’s New York 20 under 20 list for 2017. The list profiles breakout entrepreneurs, athletes, techies and performing artists from New York.
Adams, 18, made his debut for the senior U.S. Men’s National Team on November 14 in a 1-1 draw against Portugal. Per U.S. Soccer, Adams (18 years, 273 days) was the first player born in 1999 to appear for the MNT and is the second youngest to earn a cap in 2017 after Christian Pulisic (18 years, 187 days on March 24, 2017 vs. Honduras).
Adams, a native of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., was first involved with the New York Red Bulls as an 11-year-old, participating in week-long camps before joining the Regional Development School and graduating to Red Bulls Academy.
For club, Adams shined in his first full season with the New York Red Bulls, appearing in 24 matches and starting in 22. The Homegrown product recorded eight points on two goals and four assists, tallying seven of his eight points in three of the final five regular-season matches to help the Red Bulls clinch a spot in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs. Adams also tallied his first career playoff assist in New York’s 4-0 rout of Chicago in the Knockout Round.
The full list from Crain's can be found here.